More Ideas for African Activities

Ring Pad

Try making a ring pad to carry objects on your head. In Africa these are used to carry water in pots or firewood.


Find out about different styles of housing in Africa - for example, a Masai hut or a Rondavel. The styles of the different huts depend on the different tribes. Can you make a model of an African village?

Face and Body Painting

Different tribes have their own style of face or body painting. Find out why and when different tribes paint their bodies. Then, make your own paints and design a pattern for your 'tribe'.

Rhythm Instrument

If you have access to the Junior Badge book (GSUSA), 1990 edition, there are instructions for making a West African rhythm instrument on page 80.

Do you have any other ideas for activities? Contact The GuideZone Team with your comments or suggestions!

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This page last updated January 7th, 1998