Author name: Vicki Garlock

Vicki Garlock is founder of World Religions for Kids and a Supervising Editor for MCK Blogs. She is the author of the award-winning kids' book, We All Have Sacred Spaces, and Embracing Peace: Stories from the World's Faith Traditions. Her next book, ABCs of the World's Religions, is due out in January, 2023. She also teaches grown-ups about the world's religions, one minute at a time, on TikTok. (@learnreligions #religionminute)

Sharing Krishna Janmashtami with Kids

When parents and educators think about Hinduism, Holi and Diwali are the two major holidays that come to mind. But, Krishna Janmashtami {john-mahsh-tah-mee}, the celebration of Krishna’s birth, is also popular, fun, and kid-friendly. It usually falls sometime during August, and it’s a great way to explore both Hinduism and Indian culture. Here are a […]

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Celebrating International Friendship Day with Kids

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared that July 30th of every year would be recognized as an International Day of Friendship. The main point is simply to highlight human connectedness and social harmony. And, since friends are such an essential part of growing up, Friendship Day is also a great opportunity to help

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A Fun (and Responsible) Bookstore Field Trip

A Fun (and Responsible) Bookstore Field Trip

“A field trip to the bookstore? What does that even mean?!” That was my initial reaction when one of our tweens proposed the idea during our annual “wish list brainstorming session.” I recovered quickly and realized it was actually a near-perfect suggestion. The trip would cost almost nothing. Bookstores are designed for browsing. And, it

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Sikhism| Multicultural Kid Blogs

10 Fun Facts About Sikhism for Kids

Sikhism {SIK-ism} is a monotheistic religion that began over 500 years ago in the Punjab region of India. However, it remains one of the world’s least understood faith traditions. Sikhs are always eager to educate people about their beliefs and practices. And that means there are some really great resources out there to help kids

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10 Fun Facts About the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands, located about 900 km west of mainland Ecuador, live up to the hype. With breath-taking views and an abundance of wildlife, the islands are a popular bucket-list destination for many travelers. For our family, they provided the vacation of a lifetime. Here are a few fun facts about the Galapagos. #1. They’re

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