Reading to kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. This book is in the same style as karen katzs other my first holiday board books. My first kwanzaa by karen katz automatically stood out to me as my choice multicultural book for lis 510. Karen katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including the colors of us, can you say peace, my first ramadan, counting kisses and where is babys belly button. My first kwanzaa book by deborah chocolate, cal massey. Read more books about the holiday to enhance the childrens knowledge. The words matunda ya kwanzaa mean first fruits in the swahili language. This my first kwanzaa book activity card worksheet is suitable for prek kindergarten. But this year, it looks as if a heavy snowstorm will keep her big. Kids who dont observe the holiday can broaden their cultural horizons and relate better to peers. Moreover, it explains all of the principles and symbols of the kwanzaa. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in. During the seven days of kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community.
To introduce children to the kwanzaa holiday, read a book such as my first kwanzaa book by angela shelf medeari or my first kwanzaa by karen katz. Have some fun learning about kwanzaa with this printable minibook, the perfect way to sneak learning into the holiday season. Social studies activities for kwanzaa explore kwanzaa connections using these social studies resources to enhance your teaching strategies. This engaging, easytounderstand picture book provides a clear understanding of the holiday. My first kwanzaa book by deborah chocolate librarything. The 10 best kwanzaa books for kids familyeducation. My first kwanza book by deborah chocolate, cal massey illustrator. My first kwanzaa by karen katz unit by jamie williams this funfilled unit contains the following activities.
My first kwanzaa my first holiday paperback the elliott. Kwanzaa is the only original africanamerican holiday. Fun activity for young children to celebrate kwanzaa boys. Kwanzaa is a swahili word which means first fruits of the harvest. It is definitely on the long side, but its a fine story explaining the principles of kwanzaa and emphasizing the bond between siblings. Vocabulary fill in the blankstudents are given 8 key terms from the s. Although kwanzaa is celebrated throughout the world, it is mostly an american holiday. This festive book introduces the history and practices of kwanzaa, the annual weeklong festival for family and friends that occurs in late december. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday.
Kwanzaa craft activities celebrate kwanzaa in your classroom with the craft activities in this printable. Kwanzaa craft flip book, kwanzaa reading activity with comprehension pages, kwanzaa activities for kids see more. A girl describes how she and her family celebrate the seven days of kwanzaa. Preschool and kindergarten hanukkah and kwanzaa crafts, activities, lessons. Activities to help your preschoolers develop their math skills and the small fine muscles in their hands. A certified women owned childrens book company, specializing in distributing childrens books and sole source collections to literacy programs across the us. During the last week of december, kwanzaa is a time to dress. Kwanzaa is a nonreligious, africanamerican holiday that celebrates family, community and culture.
My first kwanzaa book introduces kwanzaa, the holiday in which afroamericans celebrate their cultural heritage. This engaging, easytounderstand picture book provides a clear understanding of. Standard worksheet minibook page 1 page 2 stickers in the worksheet are used to fill the book pages. The slideshow and carousels can be controlled using tab, left, and right arrow keys. To introduce children to the meaning of hanukkah, read the book the festival.
Talk with your little one about what kwanzaa is all about as you fill out the puzzles and coloring activities in this little booklet. This is a short and sweet informational text about kwanzaa. Easytoread short sentences relay basic information about kwanzaa and are paired with brightly colored illustrations picturing a little boy, his father and his mother each preparing for the celebration with their extended family. I ordered this book to go along with a holiday activity i do with my boys 2 12. You may include a blank back cover made of cardstock or heavy paper. The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share. It is a book about an adorable little girl who is exited that kwanzaa is about to begin. Maulana karenga created kwanzaa in 1966 because he wanted africanamericans to have a special time in which they could celebrate their heritage, or past. My first kwanzaa my first holiday paperback childrens. Students will learn about the traditions of the africanamerican holiday as they make a kinara and a mkeka. During the seven days of kwanzaa we celebrate the importance of fa. Fall and winter holidays by lisa bullard author, constanza basaluzzo illustrator kevins family is celebrating the seven days of kwanzaa. Designed for classroom celebrations of kwanzaa, this collection of lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and videos is appropriate for all grade levels. The body bookup bookparent teacher communicationparents as.
After cutting out six labeled picture cards, they arrange them in the order in which they appeared in the book. Kwanzaa traditions can be fun and engaging for kids every year with these crafty, kwanzaa themed activities. The site navigation utilizes tab and enter key commands. My first kwanzaa book unit by the teachers aide tpt. My first kwanzaa book activity card worksheet for prek. This book was a great first look into the kwanzaa holiday for this age group. Kwanzaa activities help children light the kinara and celebrate with their families. Celebrated from december 26 through january 1, the kwanzaa festival recognizes the traditions and cultural heritage of african americans. Suggested thematic reading list for kwanzaa kwanzaa books for kids.
Seven candles for kwanzaa multicultural childrens literature. Together for kwanzaa the book snob mom the illustrations in this book are gorgeous. The word kwanzaa means first and symbolizes the first fruits of the harvest. Make a daily kwanzaa activity lesson plan book daily kwanzaa activity lesson plan book. Late fees will not accrue, and holds will not expire. First grade second grade third grade fourth grade fifth grade sixth grade. Each day she explains the celebration or activity that takes place. Celebrate kwanzaa in your classroom with the craft activities in this printable. Here are a few more books about kwanzaa that your students will enjoy. The illustrations are wonderful and really add to the story entertainment factor. More activities, lesson plans, and worksheets back to school graphic organizers alphabet worksheets. The candlelighting ceremony each evening provides the opportunity to gather and discuss the meaning of kwanzaa.
My first kwanzaa book introduces you to the joyous celebration of this original african american holiday. During the last week of december, kwanzaa is a time to dress up in african clothes and gather together with relatives from all over the country. Its about a little boys first kwanzaa, and on each page starting from december 26thjan1st it shows what he does for kwanzaa that day. Design your own kwanzaa activities from dltk select the kwanzaa theme to creat. It was detailed just enough to keep the 5 yr old engaged and ask questions but simple enough to not overwhelm the 2 12 yr old.
Oct 14, 2014 karen katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including the colors of us, can you say peace, my first ramadan, counting kisses, and where is babys belly button. To introduce children to the kwanzaa holiday, read a book such as seven days of kwanzaa by angela shelf medearis or my first kwanzaa by karen katz. My first ramadan, counting kisses and where is babys belly button. Hanukkah and kwanzaa activities, lessons, and crafts kidssoup. Includes activities to introduce kwanzaa in your class with an overview and the traditions of the holiday as well as writing poems using their knowledge.
Alphabet worksheets, minibooks and activities letter a h. Before i read this book, i didnt know what kwanzaa was, and it describes it briefly, but is very informative on the aspects of kwanzaa. Kwanzaa flip book, kwanzaa activities december activities and primary resources plus three freebies fun ela, math, and social. Kwanzaa means first fruits in swahili, the chosen language of kwanzaa. My first kwanzaa my first holiday karen katz 9780805070774 a simple way to get acquainted with kwanzaahooray. We are still issuing new library cards and providing customer service 95, mondayfriday. Shelly hehenberger author kwanzaa is kaylas favorite time of year. Maulana karenga to encourage african americans to learn about their customs and history. Easytoread short sentences relay basic information about kwanzaa and are paired. Holiday activities, monarch holidays, early learning, fun learning, kwanzaa. And aunts, uncles, and cousins come from all over to share hugs and gifts and stories.
Have the children participate in other kwanzaa activities, like making a kwanzaa flag, learning a song about kwanzaa and preparing kwanzaa fruit kabobs. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, over the moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from. The story of kwanzaa printable texts and skills sheets. Member content all grades be the first to find out about new content and worksheets posted to for little learners preschoolkindergarten circle time, storytime, singalongs, transitions, and plenty of early childhood activities. Make 2 picture cards of each of the following items to use as a match game. The story of kwanzaa printable texts and skills sheets my file cabinet. Hanukkah and kwanzaa activities, lessons, and crafts. My first kwanzaa kwanzaa read alouds and stories for elementary teachers.
Growing up, i had a friend that celebrated kwanzaa and always was curious about the holiday but was a little hesitant to ask questions i didnt want to seem nosey. My first kwanzaa book chocolate, deborah, chocolate, deborah m. Similar in information to chocolates kwanzaa 1990 and my first kwanzaa book 1992, but the visual riches and less didactic tone here are superior. Maulana karenga in 1966 to bring africanamericans together to celebrate their african heritage, takes place from december 26 to january 1. During the seven days of kwanzaa we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. First, it starts with getting ready for kwanzaa in chapter one, then, learning about the candles in chapter 2, and finally, it ends with the little boy getting to light the candles on his own. Christmas, hanukkah, kwanzaa preschool and kindergarten. Vocabulary work students are to create their own sentences and illustrations using 7 key terms from the story. Similarly to the other books, the reader will learn about basic traditions during the holiday, such as lighting kinara, mat making, and more. I enjoyed reading my first kwanzaa, a colorful childrens book that will bring smiles to your childs face. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, over the moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from guatemala, and she wanted. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, over the moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming lena. See more ideas about kwanzaa, activities and happy kwanzaa.
My first kwanzaa my first holiday paperback by karen katz, karen katz illustrator. Karen katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including the colors of us, can you say peace, my first ramadan, counting kisses, and where is babys belly button. Cut each page and the cover along the solid black line include the tabs. All crrl branches are closed through thursday, april 23. Use this handout to introduce the african american holiday of kwanzaa, including its history, symbols and traditions. I covered the hanukkah read alouds in last weeks activities blog. My first kwanzaa my first holiday karen katz 9780805070774 a simple way to get. Notably, it is written in easy language and sentences for early readers. The author briefly discusses the seven principles, suggesting activities for kwanzaa and through the year.
The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share with young children. My first kwanzaa is a childrens picture book written and illustrated by karen katz. It provides examples of how to celebrate the holiday from a childs prospective, but it will also evoke some ideas for your own family. I thought this was a great book for children for a couple of reasons. It is celebrated from december 26th through january 1 each year. Top 10 childrens books about kwanzaa colours of us. Use these books for your library or holidays around the world units. This is a wonderful but simple picture book that will introduce even the youngest of book lovers to the seven days of kwanzaa. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, over the moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming. Throughout the story, the reader learns the facts and traditions of kwanzaa is an easytounderstand manner. The first night, the black candle in the center is lit and the principle of umoja. My first kwanzaa book central rappahannock regional. Tonight is the first night of kwanzaa 26 december so i thought it would be apropos to read this book today.
My first kwanzaa my first holiday katz, karen, katz, karen on. Punch holes where indicated and secure with brads or string. Together for kwanzaa childrens books read aloud youtube. My first kwanzaa book by debbi chocolate and cal massey. Student activities the teacher store book clubs book fairs scholastic education. My first kwanzaa my first holiday paperback children.1064 870 708 1007 753 1158 740 274 603 1327 1200 1212 60 348 923 680 635 1320 329 1200 563 1059 818 5 461 1217 386 505 1144 438 598 109 565 267 311 333 4 210 38 433 1492 1276