Mama Panya's Pancakes -- Wonderful, wonderful picture book with a lesson about sharing. Also a fantastic resource for learning about Africa with some factual information on an African village included as an aside from the story. We used this alongside some of the resources from Send-A-Cow website.
Khamsa Hands a traditional North African amulet for good luck. Customarily, a khama (meaning 5 in Arabic) can be made of leather, brass or silver, and elaborately decorated with beads, coins, or pieces of coral.
A swamp made from Gelatine! Very easy to do and very easy to choose a theme for play. Great sensory activity for all children, including those that are are affected by autism or learning differences. www.therapyforyourchild.com