Trace the hand of a child onto a paper and cut the paper accordingly. Cut out 12 papers like this. Use red, black and green colors to paint these hand shaped papers (4 for each color). Use glue to attach these hand shaped papers and make wreath.
Take out the old photograph album and tell your children about their people
and their ancestors and relatives.
Some old and mythological stories would also help their interest grow.
Show some movies (from the library or the video store) about Africa and about
Take the children to the library or put them onto the World Wide Web for an "Africa"
scavenger hunt for information about Africa.
Ask them to List all the countries of Africa, and their capitals.
Create a family tree.
Do some arts and craft activities (good for children of all ages).
Make collages (family or Africa), Kwanzaa gifts, etc.
Have children write an essay or poem to be read at the Karamu.
Take a construction paper to decorate the table. Use black, red and green colors. Paint the paper with these traditional Kwanzaa colors.
Take a construction paper and draw a candleholder with seven candles. Cut the candleholder properly from the construction paper and glue it on a colorful card.
Use construction papers and make string of flags using various colors. Each of the flag should represent the flag of different countries. Write down the name of the country on each of these flags. This string of flags is a nice way of decorating homes and class rooms.
Make and give these candles to your children as gifts for this Kwanzaa. Buy as many candles as you want. Also buy red, black and green papers. Attach these papers on the candles to make candles of traditional Kwanzaa colors.
Take a print out of a black and white African map. Give this map to your child and ask him/her to mark different countries on this map with Red, black and green colors. This will also help your child to know about the African countries.
Have children plan the Kwanzaa meals and assist them with the cooking.