INSIDE: Create this Rosa Parks bus craft using a paper plate! It makes a great way to honor and celebrate the bravery of Rosa Parks this Black History Month.
During Black History Month the bus has become a symbol of Rosa Parks’ bravery. Her seemingly simple act of remaining in her bus seat was the spark that was needed to smoldering revolution into a full fledge fire. She simply didn’t think that it was fair that she had to sit in a different spot on the bus, use a different water fountain, elevator, restaurant (the list goes one) because she had more melanin in her skin. Rosa, We thank you for your courage.
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“We Thank You” Rosa Parks Bus Craft
Grab your paper plate. Fold it in half. Take a pair of scissors and cut the one side to make the front of the bus.
Grab your yellow and green tissue paper. Cut it into small squares.
Glue the yellow tissue paper to the bottom of the paper plate.
Glue the green tissue paper above the yellow tissue paper. Leave a small white space for the top of the bus.
Cut out windows from white construction paper. Glue them on the green tissue paper.
Cut out circles from black construction paper. Glue these to the bottom of the bus.
Glue the two halves of the paper plate (front and back sides of the craft) together by applying glue to the edge of the paper plate on the inside.
On a piece of yellow construction paper write out a thank you note to Rosa Parks. You can use the words we used or you can write your own. Other options include:
- Thank you Rosa Parks for your bravery.
- Thank you Rosa Parks for our seat.
- Thank you Rosa Parks for staying true to your self.
- Thank you Rosa Parks for knowing your worth.
- Thank you Rosa Parks, you were the first but not the last.
Cut it out and and surround it in a cloud shape. Glue your bus and and thank you note to a sheet of construction paper.
Supplies for ‘We Thank You’ Rosa Parks Bus Craft
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- Paper plate
- Green and yellow tissue paper
- White, blue and yellow and black construction paper
Age Suitability for ‘We Thank You’ Rosa Parks Bus Craft
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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