Have a blast celebrating Kwanzaa this year with all these fun, clever, and unique Kwanzaa Crafts .
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 celebration begins on Wednesday, December 26 and ends on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.Kwanzaa has three traditional colors. The black represents the people, red represents their struggles, and the green signifies the future.
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.
- 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.