For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, the final country I am presenting is Ghana!!! I love the Ghana team, nicknamed “The Black Stars,” especially when they dance the Azonto when they score! Here’s an introduction to their soccer team, followed by a Ghana profile and some activities to share with your kids:
Ghana Profile and Info:
Language: English, Akan, Ewe, Dagbani, Dangme, Dagaare, Ga, Nzema, Kasem, Gonja, and other indigenous languages
Independence Day: March 6, 1957 (from UK)
Popular Holidays: New Years (Jan 1), Independence Day (Jan 6), Holy Week/Easter (varies), Labor Day (May 1), Africa Day (May 25), Republic Day (Jul 1), Eid al-Fitr (varies), Eid al-Adha (varies), National Farmers’ Day (Dec 5), Christmas Day (Dec 25).
Physical Geography: Ghana is a small, rectangular shaped country in West Africa, just north of the equator. It borders Côte d‘Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Togo to the east, with the southern coast along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean.
Ghanaian National Anthem:
Every time Ghana plays I will post a new activity to learn more about the beautiful Ghanian culture:).
If you love the World Cup and want to use it to teach your kids about the world, be sure to follow our World Cup For Kids Pinterest Board so you can follow all of the posts as different countries play. I will be sharing many of the activities on our facebook page too. Also, there is a great World Cup For Kids Printables pack to use with your kids.