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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, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
To Market in Africa
Santa Learns about Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Background
What Is Kwanzaa? Packet
Kwanzaa Craft Activities
Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity
More Kwanzaa Printables

Lesson Plans

Activities for African Folk Tales
Winter Holidays
African Storytellers
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
Kwanzaa Craft
Happy Holidays

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration

Social Studies Activities for Kwanzaa

December Holidays Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Favorite December Holiday Printables Slideshow, Grades K-4
December Holidays Printables Slideshow (K-2)
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Winter Holidays Chart
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
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

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Encyclopedia of Prominent African-Americans
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Notable African-American Women Quiz
Slavery Writing Prompt
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
More Black History Resources

Winter Activities

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Welcome Spring
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Favorite Winter Activities Slideshow (Grades K-5)
Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Weather Station
More Winter Teacher Resources

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports 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.

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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