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Interactive online Kwanzaa coloring book pages for kids to color and print

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Student Level:
preschool, kindergarten, grade 1 - grade 6

The image used in this coloring page is licensed from GraphicsFactory.com.

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There are seven Kwanzaa candles - three red, a black, and three green. The black candle is a celebration of being black, of the unique and special qualities each person brings to the whole family or community. It is a candle of the present, of today. The green candles are vision candles - candles of hopes, dreams, and promises for the future. The red candles are struggle candles, past candles, candles the color of blood, candles the color of courage. All seven candles help African Americans to remember a long struggle against injustice, against unfairness, and to promise each other that they will continue to work together against injustice.

Each day, a different candle is lit:

The first symbolizes Umoja (unity).
The second is for Kujichagulia (self-determination).
The third symbolizes Ujima (collective work and responsibility).
The fourth symbolizes Ujamaa (cooperative economics).
The fifth is for Nia (purpose).
The sixth symbolizes Kuumba (creativity).
The seventh is for Imani (faith).

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How to use our interactive Kwanzaa coloring pages:

  • Click on one of the colors in the color palette to choose a color.
  • With your selected color, click on a part of a picture to fill it with that color.
  • You may change your colors as often as you like.
  • When you are happy with your coloring, you may print out your picture by clicking on the printer icon on the coloring page (Says "Full Page Print"). Only your artwork with sentence will print - advertisements, directions, and color palette will not print. Graphics print crisply and clearly.
  • If you wish to color your page offline, hit the printer icon on the coloring page BEFORE filling in any colors. If you already started to color online, you can color the parts white or hit refresh to get just the outline.

These Kwanzaa coloring pages make great mouse practice activities for younger children but can also be used with older children beginning to learn how to read. If the child is unable to read the sentence that goes with the Kwanzaa coloring page, have them click on each word to hear the sentence. This activity reinforces reading skills. Check out our additional ideas on how to use our Kwanzaa coloring pages for reading activities.

We offer this Kwanzaa Candles coloring page with several different sentences in addition to our Kwanzaa holiday collection of coloring page sentence readers. Check back often, we'll add pages as they're created:

Kwanzaa coloring pages - Symbols of Kwanzaa sentence reading games

Kwanzaa 7 Candles- Mishumaa Saba - picture only - no sentence.
First Fruits - picture only - no sentence.
Kwanzaa Unity Chalice - Kikombe cha Umoja - picture only - no sentence.
African Hair Combs - picture only - no sentence.
The Corn - Muhindi - picture only - no sentence.
Africian Drum - picture only - no sentence.
Kwanzaa Flag - Bendera - picture only - no sentence
The Crops - Mazao - picture only - no sentence.
The Gifts - Zawadi - picture only - no sentence.
African Mask - picture only - no sentence.
Lighting the Candles - picture only - no sentence.
Kwanzaa Mask - picture only - no sentence.
Statuette - picture only - no sentence.
The Mat - Mkeka - picture only - no sentence.

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