Kwanzaa Placemat

Symbolism of the Colors of Kwanzaa Make a woven placemat for Kwanzaa. Only a few supplies are needed to make this inexpensive craft. Use red, green, and black paper because they are the symbolic colors of the holiday. Red represents the struggles of the African ancestors and the blood they shed. Black is used in […]

7 Children’s Books for the 7 Days of Kwanzaa

Weekly Trip to the Library Kwanzaa is a non religious celebration s tarted by Dr. Maulana Kareng, a professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, in 1966, as a way to bring together the African-American community. Here are our picks for some children’s books about Kwanzaa to share with your charges. 1. Celebrate […]

Are You Celebrating Kwanzaa with Your Charges?

Learning About Kwanzaa Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States honoring African heritage and culture. It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting of a kinara and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift […]

Dolls for Kwanzaa

Product Review Sunday for Nannies and Au Pairs If you are looking for educational ethnic dolls Educational Collectible African Dolls can be found at http://www.ethidolls.com/. Barbie Collector Kwanzaa Barbie Doll Festivals Of The World by Mattel This doll is dressed in a candle bright two-piece outfit with inspired Kente design, matching head wrap, beautiful African-inspired […]

Kwanzaa for Nannies and Au Pairs

Weekly Trip to the LibraryThe Black CandleDVDBy M.K. AsanteNarrated by Maya Angelou Written and directed by M.K. Asante, the movie is narrated by former U.S. Poet Laureate Maya Angelou and features contemporary interviews with Karenga, rapper Chuck D, pro football Hall of Famer Jim Brown and numerous other luminaries who weigh in on the value […]