Azizi FUN Corner

I am so excited to teach you a little bit about the customs and traditions of Africa.  This is going to be great fun, Rafiki.  There is so much I want to show you.  I decided to start with my favorites!


I thought it would be fun to teach you some of the things that I say every day.

Maybe you can start saying them too.

  • Hi ..........  jambo
  • Goodbye .......... kwaheri
  • Friend .......... rafiki
  • I love you .......... nakupenda
  • Goodnight .......... lala salama


It is so fun to make and create things.  I really enjoy it and have my entire room decorated with all the different crafts I have made.  Maybe you can put some of the crafts from my culture in your room.

Click on the links below to download fun pictures to color:


Always ask your Baba or Mama if you need some help!

Mombasa Fruit Snack (serves 4)

You will need:

  • 1 large Mango
  • ½ a pineapple
  • 1 cup liquid yogurt

How to make it:
  • Cut the mango and pineapple into cubes (ask Mama or Baba to do this for you).
  • Put the fruit in a large bowl and mix.
  • Take a few smaller bowls and put 1 serving of the mixed fruit in the bowls for each rafiki.
  • Pour some yogurt equally over the mixed fruit in each bowl.
  • Share with your marafiki!


Serengeti Rain Sticks

  • Take a paper towel roll. Cover one end with poster board and tape.
  • Fill the paper towel ¼ way with rice from the other end.
  • Cover the other end with poster board and tape.
  • Have fun listening to the different sounds of the rain.
  • Have fun painting the outside of the paper towel roll.
  • Try out zebra stripes, leopard spots or any other fun patterns.

Savannah Masks

  • Fold a paper plate in two.
  • Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Decorate the outside of the paper plate with a safari animal of your choice
  • Punch two holes on the sides of the paper plate. Attach a string
  • Your mask is ready for play!


Lion – Simba (see-m-bah)

Elephant – Tembo (teh-m-boh)

Zebra – Punda Milia (poon-dah-mee-lee-ah)

Giraffe – Twiga (twee-gah)

Rhino – Kifaru (kee-fah-rooh)

Leopard – Chui (choo-wee)