Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)

Find fun and educational arts & crafts activities to enjoy while celebrating Kwanzaa. Introduce students who may be unfamiliar with the African-American holiday to the history and customs of Kwanzaa. There are art activities, printable worksheets, lesson plans, and more!
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Teach children about Kwanzaa with the activities outlined in this printable. They will learn about the traditions of this African-American holiday, which celebrates African ancestry.

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Reference an article that outlines the symbols of Kwanzaa and celebrations for each day. This information is useful during the month of December, when Kwanzaa is celebrated.

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An article defining and explaining Kwanzaa, the African-American holiday of culture.

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Read the brief history of the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa, detailed on this printable. This holiday celebrates African heritage and traditions and is a great way for students to expand their understanding of other cultures.

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Coloring book page with picture of Dr. Maulana Karenga. He is the creator of Kwanzaa, the African-American holiday that celebrates African ancestry, traditions, and culture. You can also use this worksheet during Black History Month (February).

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In this lesson plan, students use the Internet to find information on the holiday of Kwanzaa, and they work in groups to fill in a Kwanzaa graphic organizer and comparison chart. This is a perfect addition to December lessons.

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Celebrate Kwanzaa in your classroom with the craft activities in this printable. Students will learn about the traditions of the African-American holiday as they make a kinara and a mkeka.

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