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Free African Themed Worksheets for Kids

Kids learn best by doing! Explore these fun, engaging, exciting and free coloring, activity and information sheets.

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Our Ancestories - Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Free Worksheets
Our Ancestories - Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Free Worksheets

Our Ancestories - Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Free Worksheets

Fun and educational worksheets for our picture book, Idia of the Benin Kingdom.

Idia of the Benin Kingdom follows a young heroine from the ancient kingdom of Benin. She saw her future through a dream. Idia worked her way into becoming one of the most beloved and successful queens of the kingdom. 

In doing these worksheets, kids can engage in fun little activities that will spark their creativity while also learning about Queen Idia! The worksheets include:

  • Colouring pages
  • Fact pages 
  • Mazes
  • Connect the dot puzzle
Our Ancestories - Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Free Worksheets
Our Ancestories - Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Free Worksheets

Our Ancestories - Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Free Worksheets

Simple, enjoyable and informative worksheets based on our picture book, Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba.

Njinga is one of the revered legends from Angola. She was queen of the ancient kingdoms, Ndongo and Matamba. Queen Njinga was well known for being both an astute diplomat and visionary military leader. 

Our worksheets will keep kids engaged through the following fun activities:

  • Colouring pages
  • Fact pages 
  • Mazes
  • Connect the dot puzzle
Our Ancestories - Edo Culture - Free Worksheet
Our Ancestories - Edo Culture - Free Worksheet

Our Ancestories - Edo Culture - Free Worksheet

How much do you know about Edo state? Edo is a vernacular term used to refer to Benin city, which was part of the Benin kingdom. 

The Benin kingdom flourished from the 14th to 17th century. There is so much history, tradition, culture and customs to be told. In these worksheets, kids can learn about the Edo state and culture in a simplified way! The worksheets include:

  • Colouring pages
  • Fact pages 
  • Mazes
Our Ancestories - Nelson Mandela - Free Worksheet
Our Ancestories - Nelson Mandela - Free Worksheet

Our Ancestories - Nelson Mandela - Free Worksheet

Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring leaders to have lived. He left behind a legacy of compassion, courage, and perseverance.

To celebrate his legacy we created a worksheet for kids to learn more about him. The simple and educational worksheet will teach kids about:

  • Mandela's life
  • Mandela's long walk to freedom
  • The Nelson Mandela Foundation which he started to help people.
Our Ancestories - Cape Verde - Free Worksheet
Our Ancestories - Cape Verde - Free Worksheet

Our Ancestories - Cape Verde - Free Worksheet

Cape Verde is a beautiful island country located on the West Coast of Africa. 

Very little is known about the nation, yet it has a rich and diverse history and culture. We thought it would be a great idea to share 10 amazing facts about the country. Ps. one of the facts involves turtles! 

Our Ancestories - Barthélemy Boganda - Free Worksheet
Our Ancestories - Barthélemy Boganda - Free Worksheet

Our Ancestories - Barthélemy Boganda - Free Worksheet

Barthélemy Boganda is the father of the Central African Republic. He is also seen as one of the great leaders of Black African emancipation. 

In celebration of Boganda day, we wrote a blog post and created a fun little worksheet for kids. Your kids will have fun while still learning about African history and leaders!

Our Ancestories - Congo Country Profile - Free Worksheets
Our Ancestories - Congo Country Profile - Free Worksheets

Our Ancestories - Congo Country Profile - Free Worksheets

The Republic of Congo, also known as Congo Brazzaville, is a beautiful African country made up of 70% rainforest.

Congo Brazzaville is often confused with its neighbouring country Democratic Republic of Congo, but they are two different countries. The other bordering countries include Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Angola, and Gabon.

Through our engaging and educational worksheet, kids can learn about the republic of Congo.

    Our Ancestories - Sudan Country Profile - Free Worksheets
    Our Ancestories - Sudan Country Profile - Free Worksheets

    Our Ancestories - Sudan Country Profile - Free Worksheets

    Sudan was once the largest African country before it split into two countries in July 2011.

    The name Sudan translates to "land of Blacks" in Arabic. Sudan is located in Northeast Africa and is bordered by Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya.

    Through our fun worksheet, kids can learn about Sudan and its rich heritage in a simple way.

      Teaching Guides and Lesson Plans

      Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Unit of Study
      Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Unit of Study

      Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Unit of Study

      A comprehensive Unit of study following Idia of Benin Kingdom children's picture book. 

      This no-prep Book Study has 51 pages of engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Idia of the Benin Kingdom.

      Idia of the Benin Kingdom is an empowering children's picture book (loved by kids ages 4-12) that takes readers on a beautifully illustrated journey to the 1500s in ancient Africa. Readers are captivated as they watch Idia transform herself from the young and curious daughter of a village warrior to becoming the Queen of the Kingdom of Benin.

      Recommended for:
    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11

    • The Unit of Study covers:

      • KWL chart
      • Vocab adventure
      • ReadAloud
      • Sequencing Activity
      • Quick Draw/ Gallery Walk 
      • Quick Write 
      • Reading Assignment 
      • What is culture- Grafitti Wall?
      • Venn Diagram
      • Map Reading 
      • History Tidbits
      • Extension Activities

      Common Core Standards Covered:

      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.1
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.2
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.3
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.4
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.5
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.7
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.9
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.10
        $5.99
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Unit of Study
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Unit of Study

        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Unit of Study

        A comprehensive Unit of study following Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba children's picture book. 

        This no-prep Book Study has 49 pages of engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Idia of the Benin Kingdom.

        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba follows the story of a renowned African legend named Queen Njinga and serves to teach the historical truth behind her inspirational story in a way that is relatable to today's kids.

        Recommended for:
      • Grades: 3 - 5
      • Ages: 8 - 11

      • The Unit of Study covers:

        • KWL chart
        • Vocab adventure
        • ReadAloud
        • Sequencing Activity
        • Quick Draw/ Gallery Walk 
        • Quick Write 
        • Reading Assignment 
        • What is culture- Grafitti Wall?
        • Venn Diagram
        • Map Reading 
        • History Tidbits
        • Extension Activities

        Common Core Standards Covered:

        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.1
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.2
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.3
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.4
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.5
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.7
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.9
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2-6.10
        $5.99
        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan
        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan
        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan
        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan
        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan
        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan

        Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Lesson Plan

        Accompanying Lesson Plan to the Idia of the Benin Kingdom children's picture book.

        This lesson plan covers

        • Inferencing
        • Recounting story events
        • Making observations
        • World languages
        • Reading comprehension
        • Communication and writing
        • Fine art; and
        • Historical thinking
        $2.99
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Lesson Plan
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Lesson Plan
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Lesson Plan
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Lesson Plan
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Lesson Plan

        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba - Lesson Plan

        Accompanying Lesson Plan to the Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba children's picture book.

        This lesson plan covers

        • Inferencing
        • Describing story characters
        • Decoding word meanings
        • Recounting story events
        • Making observations
        • World languages
        • Reading comprehension
        • Communication and writing
        • Exploring geography and maps
        • Exploring historical biographies; and
        • Historical thinking
        $2.99

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        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba
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        Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook
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        Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Workbook

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        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
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        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook
        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook

        Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Workbook

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