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/

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

Understanding of the World

People and communities

Development matters: make connections between different parts of their life experience (30-50 months); have an awareness of, and an interest in, cultural and religious differences (40-60+ months).

Early Learning Goal: Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and amoung families, communities and traditions.

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

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