We enjoyed some delicious fruit while we learned about Ghana and Kenya! Thank you, Colson and Quincie, for reading about each country today (Countries We Come From: Ghana and Let’s Explore Kenya)! The older kids have done a wonderful job taking turns reading about the countries and different stories to the whole group!
Ghana has flat savannas and rain forests. It is home to many animals like tiny birds, elephants, leopards, and antelopes. The capitol is Accra where more than two million people live! Did you know that Ghana has the biggest outdoor market in West Africa? Ghana is known for its beautiful gold jewelry and colorful Kente cloth.
Kenya is next to the ocean, but it also has dry Deserts along with grasslands and rainforests. Zebras and lions can be found in the grasslands while elephants and giraffes can be seen in the rainforests. Kenya has a wide variety of fruits! You can find huge fruit markets in Kenya! Mancala is a popular game here. Women in Kenya make and wear beautifully beaded necklaces. These necklaces are an important part of the Maasai culture. Each color bead has a meaning:
Yellow- fertility and growth
Red – bravery and strength
Blue – energy
Orange – generosity and friendship
White – purity and peace
Black – people’s struggles
Green – Health
Miss Sherry read Imani’s Moon. A beautiful story about the Maasai people.