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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

Kwanzaa Craft Activities
To Market in Africa
Kwanzaa Candles
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Happy Holidays
How Many Holiday Things?
Holiday Memory Game
More Kwanzaa Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

December Holidays Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz

Art & Music Activities for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Craft
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity

Social Studies Activities for Kwanzaa

Winter Holidays Chart
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Kwanzaa Background
Santa Learns about Kwanzaa
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)
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

An Extraordinary Bus Ride: Rosa Parks
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Slavery Writing Prompt
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Black History Resources

Winter Activities

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Weather Station
Types of Snow
Glacial Pressure
More Winter Teacher Resources

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), 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 stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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