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A kid-friendly recipe for Spinach Mushroom Quesadillas from our latest issue of Compassion Explorer Magazine.

Kids craft: Make your own puffy-paint art in the microwave!

This photo story of a young artist in Mexico teaches children about the importance of art in the lives of people living in poverty.

A snack that doubles as a teaching resource: Kids can learn about homes in impoverished countries while assembling this recipe!

For this kids craft, recycle a shoe box and egg carton to create a mini version of a home in a developing country.

Make this Fire Pit Snack with your kids for a chance to teach them about families living in poverty who don't have an indoor oven/stove.

Check out this photo essay about meeting the basic needs of children living in poverty. It's a great teaching resource for kids wanting to learn about gratitude and generosity.

Tissue-Box Tennies: Here's a kids craft that teaches about the need for safe, comfortable shoes — something children in poverty often lack.

Meet our latest Compassionate Kid, Isabella, and get her recipe for the vanilla cupcakes she makes and sells to raise money for kids in poverty!

Check out our step-by-step instructions for how to make a jump rope out of recycled plastic bags. It's a kids craft that teaches about reusing items we already have.

Your kids can help cook this rice pudding recipe we got from Compassion workers in Colombia.

Kids will love these photos of children around the world taking care of their family's animals!

Here's a craft for kids in our new Fall edition of Compassion's children's magazine. It's a bird feeder made with a pinecone, peanut butter and birdseed. Could be a teaching resource to discuss caring for God's creation.

Here's a printable activity that asks kids to identify five people in the picture who might feel left out. It could be a good resource for teaching young children about including others, kindness, friendship and differences.

We got this recipe for Wild Mushroom Soup from Compassion staff in Mexico, who say that families take hikes into the hills during rainy season to hunt for mushrooms.

Learn how to make a magnetic tangram puzzle out of a recycled tin container. This craft gives you a chance to talk to kids about the important role that each person plays in your family as a whole.

This recipe goes along with our theme of family togetherness in the summer issue of Compassion Explorer Magazine. Cut it into puzzle pieces to represent each member of your family.

This photo essay teaches kids about different families of sponsored children around the world.

As a fun summer craft, have your kids decorate clothespins to look like each member of your family. It's a chance to teach kids why people living in poverty use clotheslines instead of dryers, and how opting for a clothesline saves energy.

One of Compassion's church partners in Nicaragua sent us these prayer requests from sponsored children there.

Photos show what life is like for Lelliane, a sponsored girl in an impoverished area of Brazil.

You can probably find the supplies for this easy kids craft around your house. It's a homemade version of a Brazilian instrument called a "cuica."

Here's a 7-ingredient Brazilian recipe — a black-eyed-pea dish that's popular in the northeastern part of Brazil.

Make these corn-flour cakes called arepas with your kids to teach them about food from South America. We got the recipe from our Compassion staff in Colombia and tried it out — with yummy results.

This devotional for kids teaches about how our creative God made us to be creative too!