Make a Swahili Counting Book
Friends and family will be so impressed when your youngster shows off her knowledge of Swahili in this book filled with pictures of animals found throughout Africa.
Swahili, or “Kiswahili,” is the national language of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is commonly spoken throughout East Africa. About one third of Swahili vocabulary comes from various languages including Arabic, Farsi, German, Portuguese, English and French. In this activity, your child will learn how to count from 1 to 10 in Swahili, learn about African wildlife, and apply those tiny hand muscles.
What You Need:
- 11 sheets of paper
- The words for 1 to 10 in Swahili (see step 2 below)
- A reference about animals that live in Africa
- Pictures of animals from old magazines or the Internet
- Computer printer if using Internet pictures or copy machine if using magazine photos
- Craft glue
- Hole Punch