Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

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A Brief History of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is a seven day African-American celebration of culture and tradition. It is a cultural, not religious, celebration that begins December 26th of each year. In 1966, Dr. Maulana Ron Ka ...
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Benne Cakes for Kwanzaa
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly oil the cookie sheet. Mix together the brown sugar and butter or margarine, beat until creamy. Stir in the egg, vanilla extract and lemon juice unti ...
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Cardboard Candles
Let children spread glue on the outside of the tubes with a paintbrush or q-tip. Have them roll it in a cardboard box that has gliter in it (less mess). After they have dried, glue a yellow ...
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Circle time Kwanzaa
To introduce the concept of Kwanzaa, I like to teach the children a few simple words from the Swahili language. We use them throughout the week we celebrate the holiday. Hello-jambo karibu ...
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Corn Necklace
Munhindi means corn. The corn represents the children of a family. Make your mom a necklace with one ear of corn for each child in your family. 1. Cut a corn shape from tagboard for eac ...
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Corny Kwanza
Draw the letter K in block form, make it large enough so that the corn will roll over the lines. Break or cut an ear of corn into thirds. Dip each piece in a color of paint. Roll inside of t ...
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Felt Kinara
Glue felt reactangle onto oaktag. They should be same size, or oaktag can be slightly larger. This is the background. Glue kinara onto felt background. Children put black candle in the cente ...
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Found Treasures
A Special part of Kwanzaa is giving handmade gifts! Make gifts from narural items found in your area. Make a collage, decorate a frame, or box. Use your imagination! Give them to special fr ...
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Fruit Salad
For our Kwanzaa celebration we ask each child to contribute one fruit to our snack that day. The teachers bring one, too. Each child helps ...
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Fruits of Kwaanza
Matuda ya kwanza means the first fruits, referring to the yearly harvest. Place sugar cone on table, have children fill with fruit and vegetables, or candy representing fruit. Eat for snack - enjoy
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Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas song
Instead of singing the traditional We Wish You a Merry Christmas song, sing we wish you a Happy Hannukkah, we wish you a happy kwanzaa, and we wish you a Merry Christmas, etc...
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