Kids learn about and honor Kwanzaa at Long Island Children's Museum

Kids got to learn about the meaning of Kwanzaa and honor African American culture and heritage at the Long Island Children's Museum Thursday.
The young visitors created a Mkeka, which is a traditional straw mat used on the table during Kwanzaa, and a beaded ear of corn.
Kwanzaa occurs on the seven days after Christmas from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Each day is dedicated to a principle that observers reflect on and celebrate.