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Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Kwanzaa always begins on December 26. Celebrate the African-American and Pan-African families, communities, and cultures with Kwanzaa resources, arts & crafts, lessons, and printables. We have lesson plans on the history of the holiday, activities to help your students learn more about the different aspects of Kwanzaa, printables for writing holiday poetry, project instructions for creating paper chains and wrapping paper, vocabulary lists, biographies of important Kwanzaa figures, and more! These activities are sure to increase your students' awareness of other cultures and beliefs.


Kwanzaa Candles
What Is Kwanzaa? Packet
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Kwanzaa Craft
How Many Holiday Things?
Holiday Memory Game
Kwanzaa Background
More Kwanzaa Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Holiday Poems
What Is Kwanzaa?
Holiday Paper Chains
Activities for African Folk Tales
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
African Storytellers
More Kwanzaa Lesson Plans


Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
December Holidays Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems

Art & Music Activities for Kwanzaa

Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Happy Holidays

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity
To Market in Africa

Social Studies Activities for Kwanzaa

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (K-2)
Santa Learns About Kwanzaa
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Winter Holidays Chart
More Kwanzaa Activities for Social Studies

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Black History Resources

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Encyclopedia of Prominent African-Americans
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Slavery Writing Prompt
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Winter Activities

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Winter Solstice Activities
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Types of Snow
Explaining the Winter Solstice
It's Winter Weather
More Winter Teacher Resources

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