African adventure

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By Sally Grayearly years practitioner and writer

Take a tour of this inspiring continent and explore its culture and people through these fun activities

African dancing © Sergio Pitamitz/www.robertharding.com

Activities in this article:

  1. Make a mask
  2. Beautiful beads
  3. Fun with games

1. Make a mask

Make African animal masks for a safari parade

EYFS Area of learning > Understanding the world > People, Culture and Communities

EYFS Area of learning > Personal, social & emotional development > Building Relationships

Group size: whole group (small groups for mask making).

What you need

African masks (if available); pictures of African masks (in books or online); download ‘Animal masks’ Activity sheet 4 , which has been enlarged and copied onto card (enough for each child); scissors; colouring materials or paints; thin elastic or string; hole punch; African or safari music (such as The Rough Guide to African Music for Children).

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