2016-2017 Annual Appeal

Creative Connections may be a small organization but we are certainly mighty! Every contribution to our Annual Appeal counts – just as every student, in every classroom, deserves the education Creative Connections provides. Because of you for over 24 years Creative Connections has connected more than 100,000 students living in 62 countries through the universal […]

Creating a Kinder World

Since 1998, the day of November 13th has been recognized and celebrated as World Kindness Day through the World Kindness Movement. The World Kindness Movement is an organization comprised of many international NGO’s whose mission is to “inspire individuals and connect nations to create a kinder world.” through raising awareness of the World Kindness Movement […]


With the approach of Thanksgiving, we at Creative Connections would first and foremost like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of our friends–partner teachers, administrators, participant students, company sponsors, supporters and donors (…the list goes on!) for your support over the years and working with us to pursue our mission. “…I also included […]

The Christmas Season Around the World!

She shares: “People are acting out the Christmas story.  Mary is singing a song. I chose this scene, because I enjoy being in the Christmas programs at church.” She shares, ” In my piece of art I am showing my family. They are enjoying delicious food that we cook at Christmas time such as: tamales, which is corn […]

World Teacher’s Day!

October 5th has been dedicated “World Teacher’s Day” by UNESCO since 1994. This year’s event, which will take place on Sunday, is centered on the theme: “Invest in the future, Invest in teachers.” According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day “represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that […]


Although the use of flags to represent countries only came into common practice in the 18th century, flags have been around for much longer. As early as 1000 BCE, Egyptians used flags as signals and forms of identification. These flags were often made out of wood or metal, but fabric eventually replaced those materials as the […]

From “White Nights” to “Red Sails:” Russian Summer Celebrations

From late May to early July, local residents and visitors alike take advantage of the sun’s extended hours (with the brightest periodnormally lasting from June 11th to July 2nd) and enjoy many celebratory activities. Organized by the Saint Petersburg City Administration, the festival begins in May when the famed Mariinsky Theater opens its 8-week long […]

China’s Beloved Pandas

In light of  First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent trip to China we wanted to share this wonderful art piece from our archives. On Wednesday, the First Lady along with her daughters Sasha, Malia, and her mother Marian Robinson, ended their China trip with a visit to China’s Chengdu Panda Base. Michele Obama’s travel journal (dated […]

Videoconferencing Has Begun!

Here are two photos of a recent meaningful and insightful videoconference between partner classes here in the USA and in India. The photos are from a classroom here in Connecticut. Students talked about their art work, customs and traditons and each class performed a song for one another. Students from Inda demonstrated some amazing yoga […]

New Year 2014

The young artist describes her scene, “In this scene children are playing. Three women are playing “RABANA” it is a kind of drum.  In this season we can find many kinds of fruits, especially cashew nuts. The New Year’s Festival is the most important festival in Sri Lanka.”  Happy New Year 2014!  

Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this day we honor and thank all those who have served in the military to defend and protect our great nation. The first Veteran’s Day or Armistice Day was on November 11, 1918, this date in history is often regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” This armistice or temporary […]