Global Service Advent: Nigeria Activities and Service Ideas

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Join us as we journey to the incredible country of Nigeria! During this virtual tour of Nigeria for kids, we’ll enjoy fun and inspiring Nigeria activities. This Nigeria virtual field trip is a perfect way to explore and also serve the world right from home during this holiday season!

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Nigeria Activities for Kids and Service Ideas

 

SERVE AROUND THE WORLD

Featured Organization Doing Good: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund provides humanitarian and developmental aid to kids in 192 countries and territories around the world. It has helped reduce child mortality, worked to support quality education, assisted in emergencies, made strides to alleviate child poverty, and more.

 

How Families Can Help in Nigeria

  • Consider if there’s some way you can donate or fundraise at least $1 for UNICEF. Here are some ideas for either fundraising online or outdoors:
    • Sell 4 cups of lemonade
    • Sing a holiday song in a parking lot and collect donations
    • Host a virtual fundraiser
    • Teach a 10 minute kids class on Zoom (baking? LEGO building? Star Wars origami?)
  • Share a UNICEF story
  • Help with mental health services for children
  • Simple service at home: Reach out to a local official to advocate for support for children in your community

 

Supporting Nigerian Individuals

 

Featured Nigeria Book

Thank you, Omu! by Oge Mora (Author)

 

Book Read Aloud
 
Thank You, Omu! Picture Book Discussion Questions
  • Have you ever shared food with someone or has someone shared food with you? How did it make you feel?
  • Have you known someone to give of their own stuff even when they didn’t have a lot?
  • What is something you could share with someone else? This could be things like your time or your talents, like making a card for someone.

 

Other Nigeria Books for Kids


 
 

 

Languages in Nigeria: Nigerian Activities for Language Arts

English is the official language of Nigeria, although Hausa is the most widely spoken language. Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, and many other languages are spoken in Nigeria. There are over 520 spoken languages in Nigeria!

 

NIGERIA SOCIAL STUDIES:

NIGERIA VIRTUAL TOUR OF HISTORY & LANDMARKS

 

 

History in Nigeria

Basic Facts
  • The capital of Nigeria is Abuja.
  • The official name is the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Muhammadu Buhari is the current president of Nigeria.
  • Nigeria is located in west Africa and bordered by Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Benin. It also borders the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • English is the official language of Nigeria, but Hausa is the most widely spoken language.
  • The currency in Nigeria is the Nigerian naira. $1 USD ~ 380 naira.
  • Nigeria has a tropical climate with rainy and dry seasons.
  • Christianity and Islam are the main religions in Nigeria, with each about 49% of the population. Many include indigenous beliefs, as well.
  • The primary industries are petroleum, tourism, agriculture, and mining.

 

Fun Facts
  • Nigeria is the 7th most populous country in the world.
  • Nigeria has its own film industry called Nollywood.
  • The country has the largest economy in Africa.
  • Many Nigerians consider the left hand to be unclean.

 

Map of Nigeria

Color in Nigeria on this map of Africa!

 

Nigerian Flag Activity

Flag of Nigeria - Wikipedia

Flag from HERE

HERE is a fun printable Nigeria flag coloring sheet!

 

 

Nigeria Virtual Tour to Featured Landmarks

Yankari National Park

Yankari is a wildlife park in Nigeria. It’s the most popular place for tourists in Nigeria and is home to over 350 species of birds, African elephants, the West African lion, the African buffalo, and many more.

 

 

Featured Important Nigerian Person: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-born economist who worked at the World Bank as a development expert and was also the Finance Minister of Nigeria. She is the first woman to become the Finance Minister of Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi (2008 portrait).jpg

 

NIGERIAN ACTIVITIES: ARTS & CULTURE

 

Featured Nigerian Artist: Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu (full name Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu) was a Nigerian painter and sculptor and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He worked on a commissioned portrait sculpture for Queen Elizabeth. He also created the paintings, “Christine” and one of an Ife princess Tutu, often called, “Africa’s Mona Lisa.”

 

 

Nigerian Craft & Culture Activities for Kids

Here are great instructions for making a simple Nigerian drum!

 

 

Other Nigerian Kids Activities

 

NIGERIA ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: MUSIC & MOVEMENT

 

Nigeria Movement Activities

Children’s Games in Nigeria

You can learn to play this fun dara math game for kids from Nigeria!

 

Nigerian Folk Dance

 

Nigerian Music

 

Sports in Nigeria

 

 

SCIENCE + MATH

Cooking activity, Nigerian animals

 

Featured Nigerian Food: Nigerian Recipes for Kids

Jollof rice is a reddish, one-pot rice that is common in West Africa. It’s a very popular party food in Nigeria. It has a smoky flavor from being cooked over our fire and being allowed to burn slightly on the bottom.

Here’s a great recipe for classic Nigerian-style jollof rice!

 

 

Animals in Nigeria

 

 

VIDEO + FURTHER LEARNING & DISCUSSION FOR NIGERIA VIRTUAL TOUR

 

Kid Videos About Nigeria

 

Nigeria with Kids Discussion Questions

  • Rice is a staple in Nigerian food. Do you consume a lot of rice in your home?
  • What is an animal you’d be interested in seeing in Nigeria?
  • Do you ever like to have dance parties in your home? Is the way you like to move your body similar to or different from these forms of Nigerian dance?

 

 

Thanks for Taking a Virtual Visit to Nigeria With Us!

We’ve loved putting together this resource to virtually visit Nigeria. We’d love to hear if you do any of these activities for a homeschooling Nigeria unit, or if you visit in person!

We hope to inspire curiosity and connection through exploring and learning, and we hope this guide helps you and your families. Please share any activities you do with us over on our Instagram. And we’d be delighted if you passed this Nigeria for kids virtual tour and homeschooling resource along to others, as well!

 

 

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