Black History Month Activities

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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
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Misty Copeland Portraits
Misty Copeland Portraits
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Misty Copeland Portraits
Learn all about Misty Copeland, a famous African American ballerina with this hands-on, colorful art project!
Preschool
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Loveliness in Diversity
Loveliness in Diversity
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Loveliness in Diversity
In this activity, your child will write a poem recognizing and appreciating the beauty inherent in diversity.
4th grade
Social emotional
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African Peanut Soup
African Peanut Soup
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African Peanut Soup
Celebrate African-American history with your child by cooking up peanut soup, a dish rooted in African-American culture.
Preschool
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Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
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Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. King by making a timeline of some major events during his life and the Civil Rights Movement.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Kente Cloth
Make Your Own Kente Cloth
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Make Your Own Kente Cloth
Celebrate Black History Month by having your child make her own version of a kente cloth after learning what the different colors on a kente cloth symbolize.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Kid Reporter
Kid Reporter
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Kid Reporter
Honor the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by interviewing someone in your community who lived it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Okra
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Okra
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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Okra
This gumbo recipe is a yummy way to celebrate Black History Month, and get a little practice in measurement.
5th grade
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Write a Postcard From Africa
Write a Postcard From Africa
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Write a Postcard From Africa
Let your imagination take flight as you explore the beautiful continent of Africa! Do this fun writing activity with your child to honor Black History Month.
1st grade
Social studies
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Black History Month Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
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Black History Month Quiz
In this activity you and your child will learn about the African Americans that changed history in a fun quiz format.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Drinking Gourd Window Cut-Out
Drinking Gourd Window Cut-Out
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Drinking Gourd Window Cut-Out
This craft is an excellent way to learn about African-American history, and it also provides fine motor practice.
Kindergarten
Science
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Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
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Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having your child create a baseball card!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Dove Decorations
Dove Decorations
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Dove Decorations
Invite your kid to create her own hanging dove images--a symbol of peace and unity--in honor of Black History Month.
1st grade
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Paper Music Notes
Paper Music Notes
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Paper Music Notes
Help your fifth grader honor Black History month and the musical genre of jazz by crafting decorative music notes embellished with jazz musical instruments.
5th grade
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Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
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Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, your child will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
5th grade
Social studies
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Dove of Peace
Dove of Peace
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Dove of Peace
Make a peace dove to commemorate Black History Month and hang it in your home as a quiet reminder of the spirit of the movement.
Kindergarten
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Martin Luther King Collage
Martin Luther King Collage
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Martin Luther King Collage
Celebrate the spirit of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech with this meaningful and educational art project.
4th grade
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Test your learner's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging your child to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
5th grade
Social studies
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Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
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Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
This writing activity will promote dialogue about racial segregation and its impact on African-Americans throughout history with your child.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Make a  Shekere Instrument
Make a Shekere Instrument
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Make a Shekere Instrument
Using an empty plastic bottle, your child can create a newfangled version of this African percussion instrument.
4th grade
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Red Beans and Rice
Red Beans and Rice
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Red Beans and Rice
This recipe provides a quicker, easier, and slightly healthier way to prepare this classic Louisiana Creole dish.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Become an Inventor
Become an Inventor
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Become an Inventor
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.
4th grade
Social studies
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Celebrate Kwanzaa: Weave a Mkeka
Celebrate Kwanzaa: Weave a Mkeka
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Celebrate Kwanzaa: Weave a Mkeka
Celebrate Kwanzaa with your fourth grader, or introduce them to a new cultural practice, by showing them how to weave a Kwanzaa mat out of an ordinary paper bag!
4th grade
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Black History Month Activities

What better way to celebrate the history and accomplishments of African Americans than with our engaging collection of Black History Month activities? Kids can create a peace dove to represent unity and remembrance, make a Martin Luther King, Jr. collage or timeline, explore new cuisines and African-inspired crafts and instruments, and reflect on the sacrifices and achievements of some of our country’s most inspiring trailblazers.