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Celebrating Women's History Month: 5 Engaging Activities for Preschool and Elementary Students

Celebrating Women's History Month: 5 Engaging Activities for Preschool and Elementary Students

Celebrating Women's History Month: 5 Engaging Activities for Preschool and Elementary Students

As we celebrate Women's History Month, it's essential to instill in young learners the significance of women's contributions to history, especially those of Black and Brown women. Here are five engaging activities for preschool and elementary students to study and celebrate remarkable women who have made a difference:

 

  1. Read Books By and About Women of Color

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Encourage students to explore stories about influential Black and Brown women through age-appropriate books. Incorporate titles such as "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison and "The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist" by Cynthia Levinson. After reading, facilitate discussions about the women's achievements and their impact on society.

 

  1. Watch Videos

Utilize multimedia resources to introduce students to inspiring women. Show short educational videos featuring prominent figures like Maya Angelou, Ruby Bridges, or Dolores Huerta. Platforms like YouTube offer a wealth of kid-friendly content that highlights the accomplishments and contributions of diverse women throughout history. Check out Homeschool Pop’s channel for their Women’s History Month Videos playlist!

 

  1. Discover Female Scientists 

 

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Embark on an enlightening journey celebrating the groundbreaking contributions of Black and Brown female scientists. Introduce students to trailblazers like Dr. Patricia Bath, Sarah Stewart, and Katherine Johnson, whose remarkable achievements have reshaped scientific understanding. Engage budding scientists with hands-on experiments and activities inspired by these icons, from exploring chemistry wonders to unraveling mysteries of outer space. Cultivate curiosity and critical thinking skills as students delve into the stories behind each scientist's breakthroughs, emphasizing the vital role of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. By honoring the legacies of these remarkable women, students can envision themselves as future innovators and leaders in science and technology.

 

  1. Create Art Inspired by Female Artists of Color

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Inspire creativity by inviting students to express themselves through art projects inspired by influential women of color. Encourage them to create portraits, collages, sculptures, or even quilts like the Women Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The tradition of quilting in Gee's Bend dates back to the 18th century, originating from enslaved women who ingeniously repurposed old fabrics. These quilts, rich in intricate patterns, not only provided warmth but potentially served as covert guides on the Underground Railroad, aiding in the journey to freedom. Today, the quilts stand as a powerful testament to African American artistry, embodying narratives of slavery, segregation, and resilience. You can watch a video about the Gee’s Bends quilts here! Once your students have created their artwork, display it in the classroom or school hallway to celebrate and honor the achievements of these remarkable women.

 

  1. Learn Kid-Friendly Facts About Women Who Have Made a Difference

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Encourage your kids to learn more about African American women with our Legendary Leaders - Black History Flashcards. Our Black History Flashcards teach children about some of the most influential leaders, past and present. Created by a teacher with young readers in mind, our flashcards are designed to promote reading, cognitive, and language skills. Our cards can even be used as a game where players try to guess the person based on their facts – the names are written upside down on the bottom of each card! Enjoy learning about Ruby Bridges, Dr. Patricia Bath, Shirley Chisholm, and more with our Legendary Leaders - Black History Flashcards. Only at www.ABSeeMe.com!

 

Conclusion:

Women's History Month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the diverse contributions of women, including those from Black and Brown communities. By engaging young learners in meaningful activities like reading books, watching videos, using educational flashcards, conducting research projects, and expressing creativity through art, educators can empower students to appreciate and commemorate the impact of women throughout history. Let's inspire the next generation to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women, both past and present.

 

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A Free Gift from Us - Our WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITY PACK!

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Women's History Month is a great time to educate young learners about the history and achievements of women of color who have made major contributions to our society. This year, encourage your child or students to learn more about women by engaging in some of the activities above, and also be sure to download our Women's History Month Activity Pack! It includes 6 activities based on Ida B. Wells, Stacey Abrams, and women's rights for kids in preschool and elementary.

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If you use this activity pack with your young learners, be sure to tag us @absee.me in your photos! We love to see our creations being put to good use.

 

Happy Learning! And Happy Women's History Month!

 

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