1. Read Books About Inspiring Women
One of the best ways to educate kids about Women’s History Month is through books. There are plenty of engaging stories documenting the lives of inspiring figures that provide a great jumping-off point for conversations with your children.
Who knows? Your kids might read these books even when it’s not National Women’s History Week or International Women’s Day if they become very interested in National Women’s History Month.
2. Create Art Projects
Creating a National Women’s History project is an excellent way for kids to express their appreciation for female trailblazers and their struggles in achieving their goals.
From making paper dolls representing influential women throughout history to painting pictures of inspiring figures, art projects are a great way to jump-start conversations about women’s rights and recognize their achievements.
You can even discuss when President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the first-ever Women’s History Week in 1980 and why it’s an integral part of American history. This way, your kids will learn why honoring women is important.
3. Hold a Storytelling Activity
Storytelling is another engaging activity for kids to explore Women’s History Month. It’s an easy way to get kids interested in history and the tales behind each history. You can make up your own stories or share legends from different cultures featuring female heroes.
4. Play Games
Playing games can be fun to teach kids about important figures during Women’s History Month. You can engage kids in fun activities such as playing charades or trivia games about famous women.
You can even create a twist to your favorite board games or card games and make it a Women’s History Month-themed game night.
5. Join Community Events
Many events are held nationwide throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month. A quick Google search for “Women’s History Month Events near me” will bring up a list of gatherings, such as parades, conventions, or art exhibits in your area, where you and your family can participate.
6. Watch Documentaries About Influential Women
Watching documentaries is an entertaining way to educate kids about the inspiring women who have made a difference throughout history. Such films to watch are RBG, Hidden Figures, or The Women’s War. So grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy an evening of documentary viewing with the whole family!
7. Draw Inspiration from Historical Figures
Inspire your kids to do their best by drawing inspiration from historical figures like Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Encourage them to research influential women who have achieved great things and use their stories as motivation to strive for success. This is a great way to get your children interested in history while teaching them the importance of setting and working hard to achieve goals.
8. Participate in Charitable Activities
You can use Women’s History Month as an opportunity to get involved in charitable activities that benefit the lives of women and girls worldwide. Consider donating money or volunteering to women’s organizations dedicated to helping women to make a difference.
9. Listen to an Inspiring Podcast About Women
Encourage your kids to listen to podcasts, interviews, TED talks, or roundtable discussions about inspiring women who are leaders, advocates, or professionals. These can help children understand the issues that women face today.
10. Talk About Women’s Achievements
Finally, don’t forget to take the time to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting some of women’s achievements. Many female accomplishments are worth recognizing, from Amelia Earhart becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic to Marie Curie winning a Nobel Prize in Physics.
Talk about these stories with your kids and encourage them to share any inspiring female figures they know about.
With these engaging activities, your kids can learn more about the incredible women who changed history and celebrate their achievements together. Enjoy!
Helping kids learn about the amazing women who have made history is a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month. From playing games and watching documentaries to participating in charitable activities and highlighting women’s inspiring achievements, there are plenty of engaging ways to get involved and honor the accomplishments of women around the world.
This month is an opportunity to commemorate strong women and teach your kids about equal rights. With all these activities, you and your kids will surely enjoy celebrating Women`’s History Month.