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Nigerian Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

Nigeria, a country in the continent of Africa, is known for some of the most diverse cultures, languages, and butterfly species! It is a rich and unique country for children to study for this reason.

image of the magnificent Zuma Rock in Niger State in the North Central Zone of Nigeria

Zuma Rock, Niger State, North Central Zone, Nigeria
Photographed by Jeff Attaway; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

The official language of Nigeria is English; however, other languages include Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulfulde, Ibibio, Kanuri, and Tiv. Nigerian Sign Language (NSL), Hausa Sign Language (HSL), and Bura Sign Language (BSL) are all used in Nigeria, too.

Nigeria  is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, Nigeria is divided into 6 political divisions (called geopolitical zones): North Central, North East, North West, South East, South South (also known as Niger Delta region), and South West. In the North Central zone, there are 7 states: Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, and the Federal Capital Territory. In the North East zone, there are 6 states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe. In the North West zone, there are 7 states: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara. In the South East zone, there are 5 states: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo. In the Niger Delta region (South South zone), there are 6 states: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Rivers, Delta, and Edo. And in the South West zone, there are 6 states, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo.

Nigeria is bordered to the north by Niger, to the east by Chad and Cameroon, to the south by the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Benin. Nigeria is not only large in area—larger than the U.S. state of Texas—but also Africa's most populous country.

Capital city:  Abuja
Language:  English
National Animal/Bird:  The Eagle (Accipitridae)
National Flower:  Yellow Trumpet (Costus spectabilis)
Currency:  Nigerian naira (NGN)

Nigeria Activities:
African drum craft

Africa Crafts for Kids
Talking Drums of Nigeria

A craft that looks like hourglass shaped talking drums. The real ones can actually be used by skilled performers to make vocal sounds like people!

cave drawings

Africa Crafts for Kids
Cave Drawings - Sand Paper Art

Dutsen Habude near the historic town of Birnin Kudu has the most famous rock art in Nigeria

Neat Facts:

  • Has the highest population of any country on the African continent; as of 2021, there 214 million people
  • Over 500 indigenous languages are spoken in Nigeria!
  • Chappal Waddi or Gangirwal is the highest mountain in Nigeria rising to a height of 2,419 meters (7,936 feet) above sea level!

Animals from Nigeria

Most of the animals mentioned below once lived throughout Nigeria but now are limited to National Parks. The largest of these parks are Gashaka Gumti National Park and Yankari National Park.

camel craft

Camel Egg Carton Craft
Camel Paper Craft
Camel Silhouette Craft
Camel Coloring Pages

crocodile craft

Crocodile Paper Craft

Crocodile Toilet Paper Roll Craft

elephant craft


Yankari National Park in Nigeria has one of the largest populations of elephants in the world.

Giraffe Paper Bag Puppet


monkey craft

Gorilla Toilet Paper Roll Craft


Leopard L Alphabuddy Paper Craft

Paper Model Lion craft  




jungle crafts


Famous Landmarks of Nigeria include:

  • Zuma Rock
  • The Gurara Falls
  • Oluma Rock
  • The Owu Falls
  • Benin Moat


More Neat Facts about Nigeria