Alternative to Halloween - Fun with Anansi
By Mzadinkra on October 28, 2010
A few ideas for a fun filled evening with Anansi the spider. This little spider will make you laugh at his antics. The Anansi Folktales originated in Ghana West Africa but are known around the world!
The Fall is a great time to re-tell and celebrate the adventures of the original Spiderman – Anansi ! Many people today are looking to find alternatives to scary, shadow filled Halloween parties. An Anansi celebration can provide families with a fun and healthy alternative that even includes stories that teach life lessons. There are quite a few fun activities that you can include in an Anansi celebration. Including a karamu (feast) will make your celebration extra special. Because the Tricky spider is known throughout the African Diaspora, there are a wide range of foods you can include. Black Beans with rice (Anansi LOVES beans) , sweet potato biscuits, and gumbo are just a few yummy ideas that come to mind.
Crafting might also be a great way to celebrate the tricky little arachnid. Girls can create an Anasi/Aso hair clips while the boys work on Anansi knapsack clasps. Placemats featuring Ananai are quite inexpensive when you use recycled/up cycled material
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