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The Story of Kwanzaa

Celebrate Kwanzaa with a game of Kalah, also known as Mankala or Owara. Using an egg carton and a set of beans, players take all of the beans out of one of his or her cups and move to the right, dropping one bean into each of the next three cups. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a study about multicultural holidays and celebrations
Pros

  • Provides a good background for the origins and traditions of Kwanzaa and Nguzo Saba
  • A fun way to incorporate collaborative play and informational text
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

  • The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa