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Lesson Plans - December

Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa!

Students will learn about multicultural celebrations.

Celebrate Kwanzaa in the United States

Students Will:

1. Develop an understanding of how some African-Americans remember and celebrate their African heritage.
2. Participate in a chant about the seven continents.
3. Identify Africa on the globe.
4. Understand that there are other languages in the world.
5. Develop oral language skills.
6. Encourage classroom community.

About Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa, or “First Fruits of the Harvest,” is an African-American and Pan-Africian holiday which celebrates and strengthens community, family and culture over a period of seven days. Kwanzaa begins December 26th. Each day, a principle of Kwanzaa is celebrated.

Kwanzaa Candle Craft

Review the significant symbols in the craft:
The three colors of Kwanzaa are green, black and red. The ears of corn represents fertility and that children are the hope of the future. Each person is responsible for the children in the community.

Celebrating Kwanzaa Lesson Plans

Discover the meaning of Kwanzaa and help kids learn about the history of this holiday. Plan a Kwanzaa celebration and find resources for Kwanzaa coloring sheets and more.