Black History Month Resources

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Children's Books About Black History
Diversifying Your Child's Library
Family Activities
Parent Resources/Articles
Videos for Kids
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Children's Books About Black History

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

"Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History" by Vashti Harrison

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

"Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

Recommended for children ages 1-3 years old.

"A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World" by Eva Chen

Recommended for children ages 1-3 years old.

Recommended for children 5 years old and up.

"The ABC's of Black History" by Rio Cortez

Recommended for children 5 years old and up.

Recommended for children ages 5-12 years old.

"Have You Thanked An Inventor Today?" by Patrice McLaurin

Recommended for children ages 5-12 years old.

Recommended for children 4-8 years old.

"Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Recommended for children 4-8 years old.

Recommended for children 8-12 years old.

"The Watsons Go To Birmingham" by Christopher Paul Curtis

Recommended for children 8-12 years old.

Diversifying Your Child's Library

Check out Holly's conversation with Campus Support Pastor Brittany Akinsonla about the books they recommend (including books for your kids) for diversifying your family's library!

Lunchtime Live - Diversify Your Home Library | Holly Furtick

Check out Holly's conversation with Campus Support Pastor Brittany Akinsonla about the books they recommend (including books for your kids) for diversifying your family's library!

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

"Jack and the Beanstalk" by Carly Gledhill

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

"The Wizard of Oz" by Frank Baum

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

Recommended for children 4 - 8 years old.

Hair Love

Recommended for children 4 - 8 years old.

Recommended for children ages 4-8 years old.

"He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" by Nadir Nelson

Recommended for children ages 4-8 years old.

Recommended for children 3-6 years old.

"The King of Kindergarten" by Derrick Barnes

Recommended for children 3-6 years old.

Recommended for children 4-8 years old.

"Jabari Jumps" by Gaia Cornwall

Recommended for children 4-8 years old.

Family Activities

Rocket like Mae Jemison by crafting a paper rocket! Learn about Mae Jemison with a book or worksheet, and then have your child create a paper rocket with their picture inside. Help them imagine reaching for the stars, just like Mae, in their very own rocket. Perfect for young learners in preschool through second grade, this activity highlights both math and non-fiction comprehension skills. Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to enter space. She is a doctor, researcher, and…

Rocket Like Mae Jemison | Activity | Education.com

Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!

Jackie Robinson was the first player to break through the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. He was the first professional African-American player, making a huge leap forward for athletes of color. He was even voted Rookie of the Year during his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers because of his exceptional athletic skills. Promote your child's appreciation for this tremendous figure in history by inviting your child to create their own Jackie Robinson baseball card! As your…

Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card | Activity | Education.com

Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having your child create a baseball card!

Imagine how powerful it will be for your child to talk face to face with someone who actually remembers what it was like to live in a racially segregated America. Your child will have an opportunity to collect valuable, first-hand accounts of life as an African American during a time of racial strife and the Civil Rights Movement. This meaningful activity can be done on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or during Black History Month and will definitely make a lasting impression on your child…

Kid Reporter | Activity | Education.com

Honor the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by interviewing someone in your community who lived it.

You’re never too young to become an inventor. Did you know that Frank Epperson was 11 years old when he invented the popsicle, and Louis Braille was just 15 when he developed the Braille system of reading and writing for the blind? In honor of Black History Month, this activity encourages your child to focus on African American inventors such as: George Washington Carver who invented peanut butter, among other agricultural achievements; Lewis Latimer who invented carbon filament, an…

Become an Inventor | Activity | Education.com

In honor of Black History Month, this activity encourages your child to focus on African American inventors, and do a little inventing of his own.

Printables: Black History Month

Black History Month coloring pages and printables.

Puzzle Huddle: Children's Jigsaw Puzzles Featuring Diverse Characters

Puzzle Huddle offers a wide range of jigsaw puzzles for kids and toddlers. Kids puzzles can be used as a tool to support the development of fine motor skills, imagination, and learning about contextual environments. Each toddler puzzle provides an opportunity for boys and girls to learn while having fun.

Lesson Plans for kids k-12 Black History Month Alma Thomas — Art with Ms. Y.

Use this special lesson for Black History Month or any time of the year. Alma Thomas was an amazing artist that students will love to learn about.

FREE - February Interactive SAMPLE Notebook Page - Black History This one free page is just one of several that is included in my February Interactive Notebook, Grades 3-5. Feel free to use it anyway you wish. I created the February interactive notebook for upper grade students so they will have an opportunity to celebrate a holiday happening in February, even with the rigorous standard schedules.

FREE - February Interactive Notebook Page - Black History Month

This one free page is just one of several that is included in my February Interactive Notebook, Grades 3-5. Feel free to use it anyway you wish. I created the February interactive notebook for upper grade students so they will have an opportunity to celebrate a holiday happening in February, even ...

Parent Resources/Articles

Black History Month: 9 Christian Heroes that Will Inspire Your Kids — Minno Parents

Black History Month: 9 Christian Heroes that Will Inspire Your Kids

Black History Month: 9 Christian Heroes that Will Inspire Your Kids — Minno Parents

Learning about Black art and artists can help children resist race-based negativity as well as learn about Black history.

How Black Art Can Spark Conversations with Children | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Learning about Black art and artists can help children resist race-based negativity as well as learn about Black history.

Celebrating Black Leaders | PBS KIDS for Parents

Celebrating Black Leaders | PBS KIDS for Parents

Celebrating Black Leaders | PBS KIDS for Parents

Introduce children to books and stories that reflect cultures and ethnicities and celebrate Black history and cultural diversity year long.

Teaching Your Child About Black History | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Introduce children to books and stories that reflect cultures and ethnicities and celebrate Black history and cultural diversity year long.

Videos for Kids

PBS LEARNING MEDIA | Black History Month | PBS KIDS

PBS LEARNING MEDIA | Black History Month | PBS KIDS

PBS LEARNING MEDIA | Black History Month | PBS KIDS

Brain Pop Jr.: Ruby Bridges

Brain Pop Jr.: Rosa Parks

This animated social studies movie for K-3rd grade students introduces Rosa Parks, an African American civil rights activist who fought for equal rights.

Brain Pop: Jackie Robinson

Discover #42, the great athlete and pioneer who took on the difficult job of ending segregation in baseball. Why was Jackie Robinson’s number retired by every baseball team?

Black History Month - Black Scientists and Inventors (Animated)

Black History Month - Black Scientists and Inventors Part 1 (Animated)

Black History Month - Black Scientists and Inventors (Animated)

Other Pins

Check out Holly's conversation with Campus Support Pastor Brittany Akinsonla about the books they recommend (including books for your kids) for diversifying your family's library!

Lunchtime Live - Diversify Your Home Library | Holly Furtick

Check out Holly's conversation with Campus Support Pastor Brittany Akinsonla about the books they recommend (including books for your kids) for diversifying your family's library!

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

"Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History" by Vashti Harrison

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

"Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison

Recommended for children 8 - 12 years old.

Rocket like Mae Jemison by crafting a paper rocket! Learn about Mae Jemison with a book or worksheet, and then have your child create a paper rocket with their picture inside. Help them imagine reaching for the stars, just like Mae, in their very own rocket. Perfect for young learners in preschool through second grade, this activity highlights both math and non-fiction comprehension skills. Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to enter space. She is a doctor, researcher, and…

Rocket Like Mae Jemison | Activity | Education.com

Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!

Jackie Robinson was the first player to break through the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. He was the first professional African-American player, making a huge leap forward for athletes of color. He was even voted Rookie of the Year during his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers because of his exceptional athletic skills. Promote your child's appreciation for this tremendous figure in history by inviting your child to create their own Jackie Robinson baseball card! As your…

Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card | Activity | Education.com

Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having your child create a baseball card!

Imagine how powerful it will be for your child to talk face to face with someone who actually remembers what it was like to live in a racially segregated America. Your child will have an opportunity to collect valuable, first-hand accounts of life as an African American during a time of racial strife and the Civil Rights Movement. This meaningful activity can be done on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or during Black History Month and will definitely make a lasting impression on your child…

Kid Reporter | Activity | Education.com

Honor the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by interviewing someone in your community who lived it.

You’re never too young to become an inventor. Did you know that Frank Epperson was 11 years old when he invented the popsicle, and Louis Braille was just 15 when he developed the Braille system of reading and writing for the blind? In honor of Black History Month, this activity encourages your child to focus on African American inventors such as: George Washington Carver who invented peanut butter, among other agricultural achievements; Lewis Latimer who invented carbon filament, an…

Become an Inventor | Activity | Education.com

In honor of Black History Month, this activity encourages your child to focus on African American inventors, and do a little inventing of his own.

Printables: Black History Month

Black History Month coloring pages and printables.

Puzzle Huddle: Children's Jigsaw Puzzles Featuring Diverse Characters

Puzzle Huddle offers a wide range of jigsaw puzzles for kids and toddlers. Kids puzzles can be used as a tool to support the development of fine motor skills, imagination, and learning about contextual environments. Each toddler puzzle provides an opportunity for boys and girls to learn while having fun.

Lesson Plans for kids k-12 Black History Month Alma Thomas — Art with Ms. Y.

Use this special lesson for Black History Month or any time of the year. Alma Thomas was an amazing artist that students will love to learn about.

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

"Jack and the Beanstalk" by Carly Gledhill

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

"The Wizard of Oz" by Frank Baum

Recommended for children up to 2 years old.

Recommended for children 4 - 8 years old.

Hair Love

Recommended for children 4 - 8 years old.

Recommended for children ages 4-8 years old.

"He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" by Nadir Nelson

Recommended for children ages 4-8 years old.

Recommended for children 3-6 years old.

"The King of Kindergarten" by Derrick Barnes

Recommended for children 3-6 years old.