By: Tania Cowling
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 3 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
In order to play this game, a prop box needs to be made.
What you'll need:
- Shoe box
- Paints or paper (red and green)
- Kwanzaa pictures and/or symbols (such as pictures of fruit and corn from the harvest, the kinara, or the candle holder used during this holiday, and a mkeba, or straw mat.)
- Seven clothespins (spring type)
How to make it:
- Paint or cover a shoe box with red or green paper.
- Decorate the sides of the box with symbols of Kwanzaa.
- Next, paint seven spring-type clothespins (three red, three green, and one black). These candles stand for the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.
- During Kwanzaa, these candles are placed in the kinara. Young children love to place the clothespins on the side of the box as if they are placing the candles in the candleholder. Help your child develop his finger dexterity as he places the candles on and off.