Kuumba Kwanzaa Day!
"Kuumba" means creativity in Swahili, a language primarily spoken in Southeastern African countries. Kuumba is the sixth of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, an African-American celebration of family, community and African culture founded in the 1960's by Dr. Maulena Karenga.
We will read L'il Rabbit's Kwanzaa in which a young rabbit searches for a gift for his grandmother when she is sick during Kwanzaa, and surprises her with the best gift of all. This story includes The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa).
The giving of hand-made and natural gifts is encouraged as a common practice among those who celebrate Kwanzaa, so join us for a creative art book-making kraft in the style of Herve Tullet's The Game of Mixed-Up Art book following our story.
All children ages 3 to 8 are welcome to participate.