Connect Junior

Connect Junior is AIM’s magazine for children. It includes stories, facts, activities and information to help you pray for Africa’s people and those who go and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Design your own money

Why not have a go at designing your own money? What would your units of currency be called and how much would they be worth?
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Make Chadian porridge

La Bouillie is a breakfast that you eat hot. It’s quite like porridge, but it’s made with rice instead of oats. It’s flavoured with peanut butter.
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Make a walking silkworm

Why not make a few walking silkworms using these instructions, and then have a race? All you need for this simple craft is paper, scissors, pens and a straw!
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Make Sudanese khak

These icing sugar covered cookies are baked by both Christians and Muslims in South Sudan to celebrate holidays like Easter and Eid. Find the recipe here.
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Make an origami butterfly

Did you know that butterfly wings are made up of tiny scales? Why not make your own origami butterfly using these instructions?
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Play fanorona

This game was created in Madagascar and has been played for centuries. Kings and queens believed it could predict the outcome of battles.
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Play the butterfly game

Mozambique’s most popular board game is called Butterfly. It’s a strategy game played with two players. Download the board and instructions here and why not play it with…
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Make mandazi

Mandazi is a form of fried bread that originated on the Swahili Coast. They are a bit like donuts and are normally eaten with tea (chai) or coffee.
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Make a paper kite

Kenya has 1,105 types of bird, with eight of them being unique to Kenya. Why not celebrate this fact and make a paper bird kite?
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Learn some first aid

Today, the Africa Inland Church has 52 rural health units and health centres and five hospitals, including Kijabe. Why not follow their lead and practice your first aid?
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Make a paper bead necklace

Beads are often worn in Uganda, as in many other African countries. Why not download these instructions to try making some beads out of paper?
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Make a prayer cube

A prayer cube can be a fun way to help you when you pray. Roll the cube and use whatever it lands on to help you pray to God.
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Speak Icetod

The Ik people call their language Icetod, which means ‘Ik-speech’ or ‘Ik-talk’. It is noted to be a “severely endangered” language. Why not have a go at saying a few…
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Speak Zigula

There are many dialects of Zigula, and there is no standard way of writing it down, but it is spoken by about 380,000 people.
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Know your knots!

To help look after our oceans better, people are starting to use sisal to make ropes again. Why not download this sheet showing you how to tie different knots?
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Speak Arabic

Modern Standard Arabic is a written language, but in many places in North Africa locals speak an unwritten Arabic dialect. Watch the video and see if you can learn any…
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Henna hands colouring sheet

For over 4000 years, women have been using henna to make temporary tattoo designs on their hands and feet. Before any celebration in North Africa, women gather together to paint intricate…
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Speak Chidigo

In Kenya the official languages are English and Kiswahili, but more than 60 languages are spoken and there are more than 40 ethnic groups. See if you can learn any phrases in…
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Play trees & fish

Colour in this board, and then play with your friends! You’ll need a dice and something you can use as counters.
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Speak Alagwaisa

Alagwaisa is the official language of the Alagwa people. Most Alagwa also speak some Swahili – the national language. Watch the video and see if you can learn any phrases.
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Think about water! Colouring sheet

The Alagwa often walk miles for water. Why not download this colouring sheet to help you pray for the Alagwa and remember to think about the water you use?
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Speak Kimwani

The Mwani speak Kimwani. 60% of Kimwani is the same as Swahili, but speakers of each language still struggle to understand each other. Listen and learn a number of phrases.
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Design your own flag

Why not download and have a go at designing your own flag? You could add shapes, stripes or words. Why not send us a picture of your finished flag?
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Laarim colouring sheet

Ever since South Sudan became an independent country there has been a lot of fighting. Why not download a colouring sheet to help you remember to pray for them?
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Make a model Laarim home

The Laarim live in small villages in a place called the Boya Hills. You can make a model of their homes.
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Lesotho shepherds colouring sheet

The shepherds write and sing songs on homemade instruments about their lives. Download and colour in this picture and Bible verse.
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Learn to speak some Malagasy

The Antakarana speak the local dialect of Malagasy. Listen and learn to a number of Malagasy phrases.
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Animals of Madagascar colouring sheet

Madagascar is home to a whole lot of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. In fact 90% of all the plants and animals there are only found in Madagascar.
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Make a fly catching chameleon

Using thick card, download and print our chameleon template and instructions. You will need a pair of scissors, colouring pencils, glue and a peg. Download our template from here.
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Learn to speak some Lesotho Sesotho

Sesotho is the national language of Lesotho. It’s also one of eleven official languages of South Africa. Listen and learn to a number of Sesotho phrases.
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