March is Women's History Month!
The celebration first started as Women's History Week in March of 1980, centered around International Women's Day on March 8, but has since morphed into a month-long celebration acknowledging women and their contributions to history!
Take time to educate the little learners in your life about important female figures from the past and present this March - and have some fun doing it together!
Check out our ideas below on how you can celebrate Women’s History Month with the kiddos in your life:
1. Start a Women’s History Month Reading List
Reading is always a great way to learn about something, Women’s History Month included! Plus, by reading together, you’re enhancing your little learner’s early literacy skills. Educate your little learner about the history of women through picture books they’ll love. Some of our favorite books for kids related to Women’s History Month are:
● Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
● Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone
● Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
● This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub
2. Theme Movie Nights Around Films Celebrating Women & Their Accomplishments
Change up your movie nights in the month of March and watch movies that tell the stories of inspiring women, past and present!
Need a few ideas? Here a few movies to spark conversation with your kiddo about women and the challenges they’ve faced:
● Hidden Figures (2016)
● Moana (2016)
● Frozen (2013)
● He Named Me Malala (2013)
3. Send Surprise Mail to Women In Your Kiddo’s Life
It’s likely your kiddo has women in their life that they look up to and admire. Encourage them to get creative, and send a handwritten (or some scribbles!) letter to the ladies in their life in the spirit of Women’s History Month. Not only is this a fun art activity for an easy afternoon, it helps enhance their creativity and hand-eye coordination while hand-writing! They’ll also learn about the process of mailing a card, too! Plus, the special recipient will have a little note to treasure for years to come.
No matter how to decide to celebrate this March, educating the little learners in your life about the vital contributions women have made - and continue to make - in our society can be fun, easy and unforgettable!