Kwanzaa mkekas

Today we made Kwanzaa mats called mkekas. A mkeka is traditionally made of straw, and it is what the kinara is placed upon. 

We made ours by weaving strips of construction paper. Then we wrote the 7 principles of Kwanzaa out on a piece of paper to glue onto our mkekas. 

I photocopied lines onto construction paper and they cut the lines themselves. 

Here is the list of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa:

Below are some of our mats drying on the whiteboard...

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