Have a blast celebrating Kwanzaa this December with all these fun, clever, and unique Kwanzaa Crafts. There are so many creative Kwanzaa crafts for kids. Kids will enjoy these kwanza crafts to celebrate this African holiday celebration with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and elementary age students.
Kwanzaa, which began in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, is a week long celebration that honors those of African heritage. It ends with a gift giving and a feast. The kwanza celebration begins on Wednesday, December 26 and ends on Tuesday, January 1, 2020. These super cute and easy kwanazaa crafts contain the traditional three colors. The black represents the people, red represents their struggles, and the green signifies the future.
Which of these kwanzaa crafts for kids will you try first with your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students.
Kwanzaa Activities for Preschoolers
Each Day of Kwanzaa celebrates one of these principles (names in Swahili)
- Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.
- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.
Kwanzaa arts and crafts
These are a great Kwanzaa crafts for kindergarten for in the classroom, at home, or for homeschoolers!
- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
- Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
- Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
- Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Kwanzaa Books for Kids
Geography for Kids
- Free Printable Maps including world map, continents, and country maps with and without labeling
- 16 Countries for Kids Printables
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- Continents and Oceans Printables
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