I am admittedly a bit behind this month. My family and I are in the midst of a move so I've been a little bit less involved in Black History Month than I typically am by this point. So since I can't have a weekly lesson plan for you guys, I had some friends stop by to give me a hand. We've put together a list of more than 20 children's activities, crafts, reading lists, movie lists, talking points and more, for your reading and learning pleasure.
I know Black History Month is a touchy subject for some, but it is my sincerest hope that you take the time to enjoy these activities and assortment of facts about African Americans with your families this month, and every month throughout the year. Remember, even as adults, we're never too old to learn something new.
Please feel free to retweet on Twitter to share with friends of family or Repin on Pinterest for later! Black History Month is incredibly important, and yet often overlooked. It only takes one moment to share these resources with others so that we can get our children excited about learning how African Americans have contributed to this country!
Crafts & Activities
Stop by and visit MJ of Fab Haute Mama for instructions on how to create this beautiful I have a dream garland. This craft is perfect for young children (and adults) who love arts and crafts!
Set the tone for Black History Month with these fun (and upbeat) activities by Alieen of Mrs. Miracle's Music Room-- including a reading and music list for the musically inclined.
Learn all about one of America's greatest sport's heroes-- Jackie Robinson. Visit Ellen at Cutting Tiny Bites for a wonderful tutorial AND Jackie Robinson reading list.
Stop by and visit Ann of Doodles and Jots to learn how to put together this impressive Traffic Light Craft, while you're there, brush up on history about Garrett Morgan, the inventor of the stop light.
Teach your children that we're all the same on the inside with this cute little craft idea from Blair of The Well Season Mom.
Check out my most recent freebie, a worksheet on notable Black icons for you to teach your children. Plus a reading list of all the notable figures discussed in the worksheet.
Books and Television
Looking for some diverse books to include on your child's reading list? Adanna of Rattles and Heels has you covered. Check out her latest post on diverse books for school-aged children.
Check out my recent post with some great books to help introduce your children to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This list is perfect for children ages 1-10.
From The Gabrielle Douglas story to The Watson's Go to Birmingham, this list has something for everyone to enjoy! You can check out this wonderful list by Raki of Outside of Box Mom.
Do your children know the ABC's of Black History? If not, this is a fun and engaging way to teach them all about some of our most important Black heroes.
Fancy a road trip? The lovely Joanna of JoanneE.com has you covered. Check out her list of 10 Museum's that celebrate Black History. This one is perfect for children AND adults!
As difficult of a topic as it may be, Cynthia of Mrs. Wright Wrights explains why she chooses to teach her children that color DOES matter. Check out the wonderfully written post for possible talking points with your own children.
Stop by and visit Sanna of Sanna Rants for an much needed discussion about things that African Americans fought for in the past, that we no longer celebrate today!
Drop by for a chat with Unscripted Motherhood about the importance of celebrating black history month in your home.
Take a journey to D.C. to visit some of the most historical landmarks with Barris Tourista, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Supreme Court.
Let the lovely Nadeen of The Sophisticated Life dispel the notion that African American don't travel abroad. Check in with her this month for some fantastic travel stories and stunning photographs of some gorgeous Afro-Latino countries.