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Kwanzaa candles and symbols

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.

Printables

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity
What Is Kwanzaa? Packet
Santa Learns about Kwanzaa
How Many Holiday Things?
Holiday Memory Game
Kwanzaa Craft
More Kwanzaa Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

December Holidays Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz

Art & Music Activities for Kwanzaa

Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Happy Holidays

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Kwanzaa

To Market in Africa
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration

Social Studies Activities for Kwanzaa

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (K-2)
Winter Holidays Chart
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
More Kwanzaa Activities for Social Studies

More December Holidays

Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources

Black History Resources

My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Popular Black History Month Lesson Plans, Grades K-5
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
African-American Heroes
More Black History Resources

Winter Activities

Types of Snow
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Snowflakes Poem
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Let It Snow!
The Chinese Calendar
Jan Brett's Winter Books
More Winter Teacher Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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