Kwanzaa is a Swahili word which means "first fruits of the harvest".  It is celebrated from December 26th through January 1 each year.  It began in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.  He started this holiday so African American people could learn about their African history, customs and traditions. 

There are 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

There are 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

  1. Umoja (oo-MOO-jah)= Unity  
  2. Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah)= Self-Determination 
  3. Ujima (oo-JEE-mah)= Responsibility
  4. Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH)=  Cooperative Economics
  5. Nia (NEE-ah)   Purpose   
  6. Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah)=  Creativity 
  7. Imani  (ee-MAH-nee)=  Faith 

Here you will find activities to make with your preschoolers for this holiday.  

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Kwanzaa Activities Bulletin Boards

Here are a few ideas for Kwanzaa Bulletin Boards.

Kwanzaa Crafts

What better way to celebrate the season than to create some adorable crafts! Make a photo locket, bookmark, or  craft - plus others.

Kwanzaa Games

Playing games is a great way to have fun and engage the children at home or in the classroom!

Kwanzaa Recipes

Make these fun and yummy recipes with your preschoolers for Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa Songs

These kid-friendly songs will be a blast to sing on the days leading up to Easter!

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