You can turn teaching your students about countries into a fun unit study. If you are teaching your kids about Africa, then these resources for learning about Kenya will be a great addition to the fun.
Sometimes it can be difficult to create lesson plans. You never know if what you are teaching is what kids need to know. Are you doing the right thing? Are you teaching well enough?
Being a homeschool family we put pressures on ourselves that are truly unnecessary. If kids are progressing in some areas, then they are learning, growing, and improving.
It can all just come to a matter of getting yourself organized and having a plan.
When it comes to teaching about geography in your homeschool, there are many ways to do it. Here is an article that can help you:
However, when teaching about specific locations, all you have to do is pick about 5 things, and teach your kids about it. Make it interesting and poof… your kids have a knowledge base about a whole other area around the world.
Here are a few things to teach about Kenya that will help your kids learn a lot, yet keep it simple.
The Kenyan Flag
Kenya’s flag has a traditional Masai shield and white spear in the center. It has the colors black, green, red, and white.
The black stand for the untied people of Kenya, the red represents blood, the green stand for the natural resources/wealth, and finally, the white depicts peace. The Masai shield is because they are ready to defend their freedom.
The Flag of Kenya | Enchanted Learning
PenPals from Kenya
To encourage your kids to write and embrace other cultures, having a PenPal is an amazing opportunity for them. Many of these programs believe that meaningful cultural exchange should be a part of every student’s education experience.
Cool Facts about Kenya
Kids always enjoy cool facts when studying different locations. Kenya is no different. Here are a few facts to share with your kiddos:
- Kenya is one of the leading safari destinations in the world.
- Hunting is illegal in Kenya and is considered a criminal act.
- Kenya has an island called Lamu Island which has absolutely no cars on it.
- There is a tribe in Kenya called the Kalenjin tribe, which is known for its world record-breaking running.
- The country has 68 different languages, but the official language is Swahili.
- Kenya has a Great Wildebeest migration every year. More than a million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem.
Of course, learning geography is a great addition to the studies. It doesn’t have to be a long drawn out lesson. However, the basics of a country’s topography and landforms are great basic things to teach kids about a region.
How other kids live – in Kenya
Let your kids watch some videos about how kids live or let them read some children’s character books based in Kenya.
A day in the life of a child in Kenya | GOAL Global
Kenya Kids | Journeyman Pictures
Carrie loved doing the Africa Unit by Gather ‘Round Homeschool. You can learn more and read her review here.
The resources for learning about Kenya below will help you to expound on different topics all about Kenya.
Kenya Unit Study Ideas and A FREE Printable Country Study Packet | As We Walk Along the Road
Read Color and Learn about KENYA FREE | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
Kenya For Kids Printable FREE Book | 123Homeschool4Me
A Country Study – Kenya Mini Book for Early Readers | Starlight Treasures
FREE Facts about Kenya | Making Friends
Reading Comprehension Passage in a Book (FREE): Kenya | The Measured Mom
Four Ways To Teach Children About Kenya | Multicultural Kids Blog
Around the World: Kindergarten Unit: Kenya | Around the World
Learn about Kenya: Children’s Books and Activities | Rebekah Gienapp
Geography of Kenya and Videos | 3DGeography
Mission to Kenya FREE Printable | Totally Tots
KENYA – printable handout with map and flag | Interactive Printables
Expedition Earth – Kenya | Every Bed of Roses
Kenya (Fact Sheet/Lapbook/Mini Book/Flash Cards) | Starlight-Treasures
Shisima – A Cool Math Game from Kenya | B-Inspired Mama
Kenya Booklet Country Study | Creative Classroom Core
FREE Kenya Presentations | Pete’s Powerpoint Station
Kenya Country Study: Reading & Writing + PowerPoint | Yvonne Crawford
Kenya Country FREE Lapbook | Homeschool Share
FREE KENYA FACTS worksheet | ESLPrintables
Countries – Kenya Info Page | National Geographic Kids
Kenya Facts for Kids | Science Kids
Things to Know About Kenya | A to Z Kids
Kenya History and Facts | Ducksters
Videos about Kenya
Kenya Geography for Kids/Counties of Kenya | Kids Learning Tube
A Day in the Life of a Child in Kenya | Geography Kids
Introducing Kenya | Lovely Planet
Geography Kids – Kenya! | GeoKids
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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