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Africa Day celebrates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now called the African Union or AU) on May 25, 1963.

The following crafts projects use materials found around the house, like grocery bags, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

AFRICAN COUNTRIES:
A COLORING BOOK TO PRINT



Print a coloring book of African countries. When you're done, locate the countries on a map of Africa, then label and color them.
STRING OF AFRICAN FLAGS


Make a string of African flags from construction paper and yarn or string. When you're done, locate the countries on a map of Africa.
GOOD LUCK HAND (KHAMSA)

The khamsa is a symbol of good luck from Morocco, Africa. You can make this simple version out of paper or aluminum foil.
KWANZAA CANDLES


Make paper Kwanzaa candles that have secret treats inside. You can use these as a table decoration, then give them to children as an after-dinner treat.
KWANZAA PLACEMAT

placemat

Make a woven placemat from construction paper.
KWANZAA

Kwanzaa candles

Make crafts for Kwanzaa, celebrated from December 26th until January 1st.


Kwanzaa I Can...
Printable Book

A short activity book about Kwanzaa to print for early readers, with pages for the student to color and short phrases to copy. The pages are: decorate the Unity Cup, do the fruit maze, color the candles by number, connect the dots to find Africa, match the place mats, and unscramble the words.


Kwanzaa I See...
Printable Book

A short book about Kwanzaa to print for early readers, with pages for the student to color and short phrases to copy. The pages are: I see candles, a unity cup, a place mat, corn, fruit, gifts, and Africa.

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Africa: Follow the Instructions

Color Africa according to simple directions, such as, "Trace the path of the Nile River in dark blue." Or go to the answers.
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African Countries: Label Me! Printout

Label the countries of Africa.
Answers
Africa - map to label

Africa: Label Me! Printout with First Letter Hints

Label the countries and bodies of water of Africa, given the first letter of the places.
Answers


Africa: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Africa to print.


African Rivers: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Africa's major rivers to print.


African Rivers Labeled: Outline Map Printout

A labeled outline map of Africa's major rivers to print.
Africa
Africa: Zoom School

Use a pictorial interface to get information on Africa. including maps, quizzes, animals, explorers, and printouts on Africa.
Spelling words

African Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of words to answer simple questions about words related to Africa. Words: Africa, continent, equator, Sahara, Victoria, Cape, Nile, South, Egypt, Sudan, countries, Madagascar. Or go to the answers.

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Geography report thumbnail

Africa Country Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on an African country, prompting the student to draw a map of the country, locate it on a map of Africa, draw the country's flag, and write the country's continent, capital city, area, population, name of currency, and language(s).
Geography report thumbnail

Africa Country Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on an African country, prompting the student to draw a map of the country, locate it on a map of Africa, draw the country's flag, and write the country's continent, capital city, area, population, name of currency, language(s), climate, type of government, and major industries.

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