7 Fun Ways To Celebrate Africa Day With Kids

On 25 May 1963, Africa made history with the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to build greater unity and solidarity between African countries and their people. Since then, the 25th of May has been celebrated widely across the world particularly in Africa to signify Africa’s identity and unity.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate Africa Day with your kids after you've told them what Africa Day is, of course.

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1) Learn About The Countries

Africa is home to 54 countries, all with unique cultures and landscapes. Africa Day is a great opportunity for children to explore the continent and learn about the different countries. You could buy them a world map, an African jigsaw puzzle, or a book that gives an overview of the continent.

2) Try Some Food

Africa is bursting with flavorful dishes. Look up your local African restaurants and try something new. You could try some Bunny Chow from South Africa, Egusi from Nigeria, Chicken Yassa from Senegal, Ugali from Kenya, Injera from Ethiopia, and many more!

3) Listen to Some Music

Afrobeat and Amapiano music are taking the world by storm. If you haven’t heard any songs from these genres, then now is a great time to learn more. Some famous musicians include Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Sauti Sol, Shatta Wale, Angelique Kidjo, Becca, and many more!

4) Create Some Art

Africa is famous for its vibrant designs and colors. Children will love getting creative and expressing themselves while working on some African art styles and themes. You could create African masks, jewelry, fabric patterns, and much more. Even better, you could try our “Crafts Inspired By Africa” subscription box to receive a box of crafts each month inspired by, you guessed it, Africa!

5) Learn Some History

Africa has lots of interesting history and there is so much to explore. For example, you could learn about the kingdom of Mali, or the riches of Great Zimbabwe. You could also learn about ancient royals who fought to defend and unite their kingdoms, such as Shaka Zulu or Empress Tatyu Betul. Click here to get our Legendary African Queens coloring book to learn about ancient African queens and create some fun art.

6) Make a Tiktok Video

Have you seen that viral video of a social media influencer teaching people how to dance “African” style? It’s called the one-legge dance. Kids love TikTok videos so hey, why not have some fun and create a one-legge TikTok video. Click here to learn the dance.

7) Listen To Some African Folktales

Learn about African culture and history through stories! Join our class and participants will hear stories from across the continent of Africa about legends, folktales, and more. Click here to learn more.

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