How I Celebrate
This Kwanzaa-themed worksheet is an engaging activity that provides students with an opportunity to learn about the holiday and reflect on their personal celebrations. The top section of the worksheet offers a brief description of Kwanzaa as an African American celebration of family, community, and heritage, spanning from December 26th to January 1st and highlighting the seven principles that underpin the holiday. Accompanying the text is a colorful illustration of a kinara, the candle holder that is central to Kwanzaa festivities.
Adjacent to the description is a word bank that includes terms such as “unity cup,” “kinara,” “fruits, vegetables, nuts,” “mat,” “gifts,” and “candles,” which are all relevant to Kwanzaa traditions. Below the description and word bank, the worksheet provides a space for students to write about how they will celebrate Kwanzaa, encouraging them to think about and plan their observance of the holiday. This personalization aspect allows students to express how they connect with Kwanzaa’s principles and traditions. By completing this worksheet, students can deepen their understanding of Kwanzaa while also exploring their own cultural practices or how they might participate in celebrating this unique holiday.