Celebrate Day 4: Ujamaa
Ujamaa means cooperative economics.
For children I frame it as “helping our neighborhoods grow.” That encompasses a lot: money, trading, production, agriculture, etc.
Here are some fun ways to help your neighborhood grow:
- Have lunch at a black owned restaurant.
- Volunteer at a black owned community center/shelter or a center with a predominately black community.
- Play Monopoly or a fun money game! Take a look at our classroom money game:
- Work in a community garden.
- Host a bake sale!
- Create a family money treasure box! Establish it to add money throughout the upcoming year for a new family gift or trip for next Kwanzaa.
- BUY BLACK CHILDREN’S BOOKS and do a reading circle.
For more activities celebrating the principles of Kwanzaa all year round, please check out Kwanzaa 365!