These sites are about the history and traditions of the African-American celebration of Kwanzaa. Learn about the seven principles and the many symbols representing this holiday. There is a short video from CNN and hands-on craft activities. Included is an eThemes resource on holiday traditions in the U. S.
The Official Kwanzaa Web Site
This site has extensive information about Kwanzaa with a message from its founder.
Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa
Here is a brief history of Kwanzaa, and explanations of the seven principles.
Kwanzaa Ties African-Americans to Their Roots
This article from CNN tells about the holiday. There is a short QuickTime video of people celebrating.
Making Friends: Kwanzaa Crafts
Fun craft ideas with printable instructions. NOTE: This is a commercial site with ads and items for sale.
History Channel: History of Kwanzaa
Click on the links to read about the history and seven symbols of Kwanzaa. Includes a short video.
This colorful website includes a lot of information about the holiday. Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa, and the seven symbols. There are links to an encyclopedia entry about Kwanzaa and a word search puzzle.
Kwanzaa for Kids
Learn about Kwanzaa on this site for younger kids. Click on the Kinara for an online coloring page.
ABC Teach: Kwanzaa
Here is an index of Kwanzaa related worksheets. Click on the links for several Kwanzaa activities including a word search, crossword puzzle, and coloring pages.
Enchanted Learning: Kwanzaa Crafts
This page has many Kwanzaa craft ideas. You can make a card, place mat, paper candles, and more.
This site for younger kids has a short description of the Kwanzaa holiday and a Kwanzaa craft idea that you can try. NOTE: This page links to a page with ads and an online store.
eThemes Resource: Holiday: Christmas Traditions in the U.S.
These sites cover U.S. Christmas traditions, including Santa, stockings, Christmas trees, and the story of Jesus. Listen to Christmas music online, e-mail Santa, and play interactive games and quizzes. Includes text of the famous letter, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas."