Kwanzaa doesn’t get as much attention as most of the other winter holidays. You can learn more about it in this free Kwanzaa lapbook.
The Story of Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington
Activity 1: Vocabulary Write one vocabulary word and its meaning on the vocabulary cards.
Activity 2: Beginning of Kwanzaa Use the flap book to learn about the beginning of Kwanzaa.
Activity 3: Seven Days Use the flap book to learn about the seven days of Kwanzaa. On the outside of each flap, write what each day is called. On the inside, explain what it means and the significance.
Activity 4: Recipes Use the envelope to store the recipes you will cook during Kwanzaa.
Activity 5: Straw Mat – mkeka Inside the matchbook, write about the mkeka. Make a mkeka.
Activity 6: Fruits and Vegetables – mazao In the booklet, explain what the fruits and vegetables represent.
Activity 7: Corn: muhindi In the shapebook, explain what the corn represents.
Activity 8: The Unity Cup – kikombe cha umoja In the fan fold book, explain the significance of the unity cup.
Activity 9: The Candleholder – kinara On the outside of the booklet, color the candles the proper colors. Inside, explain why the candles are those colors and which candle goes with which day. Make a kinara.
Activity 10: The Celebration Inside the fan fold, write about how Kwanzaa is celebrated.