Sundiata Fun Activities

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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Make a list of African vocabulary presented in the book, and a list of each word's definition.

Author Investigation

Research the life of Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate and write a short report of his biography.

Musical Instruments

Research one of the many musical instruments presented in "Sundiata" and attempt to make a representation of the instrument from items you've found around your home. Bring the instrument into class for and African concert.


Many artists have written beautiful poetry about the landscape of Africa. Choose one scene or emotion in the book and write a poem that evokes that feeling.

Puppet Show

Create puppets using the materials of your choice to represent your favorite characters. Then, put on a short show for the rest of your class reenacting your favorite scene from the book.


Imagine that a reporter has come to Mali to interview one of the...

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