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Celebrations: Kwanzaa

This Kwanzaa booklet is designed to help you in a December celebration of holidays around the world.  FREE from The Curriculum Corner

This Kwanzaa booklet is designed to help you in a December celebration of holidays around the world. FREE from The Curriculum Corner

Kwanzaa is an African American holiday celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.  So help your students understand more about this cultural celebration.

You can download this free booklet at the bottom of the post by looking for the sentence in red with the ~Kwanzaa~ text link.

FREE Celebrations Around the World: Kwanzaa booklet from The Curriculum Corner

This time of year is a great time to help children learn about differences in our world. One way you might choose to do this is by focusing on holidays in other parts of the world.

This is the fourth in a series of free booklets we are creating to help your students learn about other celebrations. Look for even more booklets to be added soon.

This booklet contains 10 pages and can be printed front to back to help you save paper.

The booklet begins with a passage that tells about the celebration of Kwanzaa. The following is also addressed in the pages:

  • Seven Kwanzaa principles
  • Bendera flag
  • Traditions
  •  Zawadi gifts
  • Honoring African American heroes
  • Related Swahili words

The other pages provide opportunities for children to learn more about this celebration through additional reading, writing, drawing and even their own research.  (These pages are marked with a small picture of a tablet in the bottom right corner.)

One idea that might make this booklet more meaningful to your students is to find authentic items used in the celebration of Kwanzaa to share with your students.  Also, be sure to ask if anyone in your class celebrates the holiday and might have items they could bring in to show everyone.

You can download this Kwanzaa booklet here: ~Kwanzaa~

Thank you to EduClips for the cute clip art!