The Best Black History Month Activities for Kids

INSIDE: Here is a collection of fun and easy Black History Month Crafts and Activities for preschoolers and kindergartners. Some of these activities are also appropriate for toddlers with adult assistance.

February is Black History Month. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of Black people in Canada, US and else where. It’s also a time to learn about the figures that helped create a more just and equitable society for all.

This year I am so excited to share with you all the new Black History Month activities we are doing. We made crafts for Rosa Parks using paper plates, we used toilet paper rolls to make craft for MLK and Ruby Bridges and Harriet Tubman. We also created a solidarity sticky wall and many more.

How to Incorporate Black History Month at Home

The answer isn’t hard. Books (see below). Start off by reading an age appropriate book about a particular historical figure and then select an age appropriate craft, writing prompt or activity for your child to complete.

For my 6 year old this year we did lots of crafts and a word search. Next year, I plan to start incorporating more writing prompts for her. Check out this list below for more ideas.

The Best Sensory Bin and STEAM Books

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The Best Toddler Homeschool Program

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Black History Month Crafts & Activities

  1. Rosa Parks Rocking Bus Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Hidden Figures STEM and Coding Activities – Carly and Adam
  3. Black History Month Toilet Paper Roll Crafts – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. — Ordinary People Change the World Blog Tour – Crafty Moms Share
  5. Colour the Heart Sticky Wall – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Living Color History! Black History Figure Coloring Pages – Look We’re Learning
  7. Diversity Beans Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  8. Rosa Parks lesson plan with free printable bus book – The Nurture Store
  9. Handprint Wreath – Little Bin for Little Hands
  10. Black History Month Handprint Crafts – Happy Toddler Playtime
  11. Dr. Mae Jemison’s Space Shuttle – A Black History Month Craft – Woo Jr.
  12. Solidarity Sticky Wall: Anti-Racism Learning Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  13. The Colors of Us–Exploring all the browns of the world – Crafty Moms Share
  14. Rosa Parks for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn – 123Homeschool 4 Me
  15. “Our Big Heart” Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. – Kitchen Floor Crafts
  16. Dr. Mae Jemison Rocket Ship Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  17. Harriet Tubman Lantern Art Project – Woo Jr.
  18. Jackie Robinson Craft – Paper and Glue
  19. I Am Rosa Parks Mini Unit Study: Crafts, Vocab, Writing Prompts – Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
  20. Martin Luther King Jr for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn – 123Homeschool 4 Me
  21. WHAT IS DIVERSITY? {EGG ACTIVITY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY} – Kids Activity Blog
  22. Martin Luther King, Jr. STEM and STEAM Activities – Carly and Adam
  23. Fingerprint Dove Tutorial – Busy Kids Happy Mom
  24. MLK How would you Change the World Craft – No Time for Flashcards
  25. Freedom Bell Craft -Twiggle Magazine
  26. MLK Handprint Craft – Mama Jenn
  27. Unity Rings Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  28. MLK Silhouette Craft – Cassie Dalh

Looking for more Anti-Racism Activities? Check out these fun ideas:

Other Resources

12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month – Kcedventures

Black History Month: Learning about Thurgood Marshall – Crafty Moms Share

Ruby Goes to School! Mini Ruby Bridges History Lesson for Kids – Look We’re Learning

Teaching Young Children about Martin Luther King, Jr. – Crafty Moms Share

Harlem Renaissance Unit Study – Look We’re Learning

History Maker Matches! Black History Figure Puzzles – Look We’re Learning

WILL YOU TRY ANY OF THESE CRAFTS OR ACTIVITIES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH YOUR KIDS? PIN IT FOR LATER!

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