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Holiday: Kwanzaa Discuss this eTheme.

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.

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This site has extensive information about Kwanzaa with a message from its founder.
Here is a brief history of Kwanzaa, and explanations of the seven principles.
This article from CNN tells about the holiday. There is a short QuickTime video of people celebrating.
Fun craft ideas with printable instructions. NOTE: This is a commercial site with ads and items for sale.
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.
Learn about Kwanzaa on this site for younger kids. Click on the Kinara for an online coloring page.
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.
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.
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."

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