50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids

UPDATED 2022: Looking for fun and easy Black History Month activities or crafts for your child or students? Well, you have come to the right place! Here is a collection of over 50 Black History Month Crafts and Activities designed for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and school age children. In the list below you will find creative ways to celebrate black culture, history, and contributions to our society.

Celebrating Black History Month

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

30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
Unity Rings: Black History Month Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages.

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual celebration of accomplishments by Americans, Canadians and British people of African decent. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge their contributions in the history of Canada, United States and the UK.

30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
Black History Month Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages.

Black History Month was first started in the United States where it is also known as African American History Month. Its origins started with “Negro History Week,” first coined by historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. These historians started this week in 1915, in response to the lack of information on the accomplishments of Black people available to the public.

George W. Carver Paper Plate Peanut Craft: Black History Month Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages.

Black History Month became official in 1976 and since then every president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom, have also officially designated February and October respectively as a month to celebrating Black history. February was recognized in Canada in 1995 and October in the UK in 1987.

30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
Black History Month Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages.

Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

Black History Month was created to bring attention on the contributions of people of African heritage to the United States, Canada and the UK. It honors all Black people from all periods of history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to people of African decent living in the United States, Canada and the UK today.

This year I am so excited to share with you all the new Black History Month crafts 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.

30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
Giant Black History Month Word Search: Black History Month Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages.

My favourite Black History Month Books for Kids

This year we created lots of new crafts and also did a giant word search. Check out the list below for more ideas.

30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
Solidarity Sticky Wall: Black History Month Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages.
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids

Craft Supplies for Celebrating Black History Month

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50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids
50+ of the Best Black History Month Activities & Crafts for Kids

Black History Month Crafts & Activities

  1. ‘We Thank You” Rosa Parks bus Craft
  1. Harriet Tubman Lantern Sun Catcher Craft
  1. Handprint Dove Craft for MLK Jr.
  1. Paper Plate Peace Craft for MLK Jr.
  1. George Washington Carver Paper Plate Peanut Craft
  1. Garret Morgan Traffic Stoplight Suncatcher Craft
Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Cardboard Guitar Craft inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  1. Potato Chip Craft Inspired By George Crum
  1. DIY Book Craft inspired by Maya Angelou
  1. Harriet Tubman Lantern Craft
  1. Garret Morgan Traffic Stoplight Rice Craft
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Black History Month Activities For Kids: Fun Shape Facts – Keep Toddlers Busy
  1. ‘I Have A Dream’ Pop-up Card Craft for MLK Jr.
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Rosa Parks Rocking Bus Craft
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. ‘I Have A Dream’ Sticky Wall for MLK Jr.
  1. Diversity Fingerprint MLK Jr. Craft w/ free Printable
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Black Lives Matter Painted Rocks – Fave Crafts
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Stronger Together Handprint Craft for MLK Jr. Day w/ Free Printable
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Hidden Figures STEM and Coding Activities – Carly and Adam
  2. I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. — Ordinary People Change the World Blog Tour – Crafty Moms Share
  3. Black History Month Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
  1. Giant Black history Month Word Search
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids
  1. Garret Morgan Traffic Stoplight Cotton Pad Craft
  1. Black History Month collaborative portrait poster art
  1. Garret Morgan Traffic Stoplight Cupcake Liner Craft
  1. Garret Morgan Traffic Stoplight Sensory Bin
30+ of The Best Black History Month Craft & Activities for Kids

More Black History Month Crafts & Activities

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

51. Cardboard Crown Craft inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat

52. Paper Plate Self Portraits inspired by Madam C.J. Walker

53. Paper Bag Backpack Craft inspired by Ruby Bridges

54. Cardboard Tube Microphone Craft inspired by Billie Holiday

55. Make a Kinder World Sensory Bag

Looking for more Anti-Racism, Diversity and Black History Month Activities? Check out these fun ideas:

Additional Resources

  1. 12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month – Kcedventures
  2. Black History Month: Learning about Thurgood Marshall – Crafty Moms Share
  3. Ruby Goes to School! Mini Ruby Bridges History Lesson for Kids – Look We’re Learning
  4. Teaching Young Children about Martin Luther King, Jr. – Crafty Moms Share
  5. Harlem Renaissance Unit Study – Look We’re Learning
  6. 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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