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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 Craft
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Holiday Memory Game
How Many Holiday Things?
Santa Learns About Kwanzaa
Happy Holidays
Kwanzaa Craft Activities
More Kwanzaa Printables

Lesson Plans

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


December Holidays Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz

Art & Music Activities for Kwanzaa

Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Kwanzaa

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

Social Studies Activities for Kwanzaa

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

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Black History Resources

Slavery Writing Prompt
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Althea Gibson's Story
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Percussion Performance and Culture
More Black History Resources

Winter Activities

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Weather Station
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Writing Activities: Using the Newspaper
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Winter Teacher Resources

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