Kwanzaa is a secular non-political cultural holiday that holds significant importance for many African Americans. Observed annually from December 26th to January 1st, it allows people of African-descent to embrace and celebrate their cultural heritage and honour their shared history and traditions. Kwanzaa represents a time of community building, reflection, and renewal, encouraging individuals to come together and support one another in the spirit of unity and self-determination.
Learning about Kwanzaa in the elementary classroom is crucial for promoting greater cultural awareness and understanding among students, particularly in the history, heritage and culture of African-Americans. It can help students gain a greater appreciation for diversity worldwide and develop respect for different customs and traditions.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils
This activity is designed to help your child learn about the history and traditions of Kwanzaa while engaging in self-reflection and creative coloring.
It will help your child or student:
Will gain a deeper understanding of the significance of each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Express their creativity by coloring a fun and festive Kwanzaa-themed design
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Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the African-American celebration of Kwanzaa. Here's a very informative video about its origins and traditions:
Here's another video about the seven principles and symbols of Kwanzaa:
Here's a video of how Canadians of African-origin celebrate Kwanzaa:
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable creative design challenge consists of 3 printable worksheets for your students or children to discuss and reflect about Kwanzaa. Here's what it consists of:
1 To-Do-List of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa printable.
1 Kwanzaa Word Cloud printable.
1 Kwanzaa Candle Art creative colouring printable.
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