21 Pride Rainbow Crafts for Kids is a collection of fun and easy ideas for kids to celebrate Pride during the month of June!
Kids and Pride Month & LGBTQ+ Rights
There is nothing like using a little art to help kids connect, understand and appreciate the differences among us. And just like with race and racism, talking to your kids about pride and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning can start at any time. A good place to start is with books:
What is Pride Month?
I know what Pride Month is but I will admit that I did not know how it started. So I did a little research and I thought that I would share what I learned with you here.
Pride Month is celebration of LGBTQ people as social group worthy and deserving of the same rights as everyone else by virtue of their existence.
When Did Pride Month Start?
Generally, many see the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 as the beginning of the gay rights movement and the Pride Month we celebrate today. On that night, police stormed a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. Although raids against gay establishments were very common in 1969 as gays and lesbians did not enjoy the same rights they do today, the backlash that occurred in response to the raids was new.
The LGBTQ community and allies came to together and started to rioted and fight back when the police became violent. There were many arrests but that night’s protest started the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
How Is Pride Celebrated
In the month of June, many cities around the world host big parades with floats and lots of people, costumes and colour. Along with parades, there are also other activities that take place throughout Pride Month such as shows, talks and concerts.
Here are some more valuable resources about teaching your kids and Pride and LGBTQ issues.
- Woke Kindergarten
- The Conscious Kid
- Here is another great article about how straight parents can raise their kids to be allies during Pride Month
- This article has lots of books, classroom ideas and other resources for parents and teachers.
Scroll down to see the full list of Rainbow Crafts for Kids
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21 Pride Rainbow Activities & Crafts for Kids
- Rainbow Walking Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Kitchen Tool Rainbow Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbows – Pink Stripey Socks
- Paint a Rainbow Sponge Painting – Messy Little Monsters
- Textured Rainbow Sun Catcher Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Rainbow Sponge Painting Art Project – Glitter on A Dime
- Rainbow String Painting – Twitchetts
- Tissue Paper Contact Paper Window Art – Active Littles
- Rainbow Windsock Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
- Painted Rainbow Leaf Craft – Grace Giggles and Naptime
More Pride Rainbow Activities & Crafts for Kids
- Rainbow Piñata – Made With Happy
21 Pride Rainbow Crafts for Kids
- Rainbow Paper Wreath Craft for Kids – School Time Snippets
- Easter egg Rainbow Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Handprint Rainbow Painting – Kids Craft Room
- Rainbow Paint Bleed Art – Blue Bear Wood
- Cardboard Collage Rainbow Art – Craft Bits
- Easy Yarn Wrapped Rainbow Craft – School Time Snippets
- Painted Stone Craft – Non Toy Gifts
- Washi Tape Rainbow Wreaths – 3Dinosaurs
- Popsicle Bird Feeder Craft – Made With Happy
- Dot Stickers Rainbow Hearts – Happy Toddler Playtime
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.