Celebrate International Women’s Day with Kids

Hi Everyone! Happy Women’s Day!

Today we have a few learning resources, book recommendations, and a crafting tip to help you celebrate the day:

With PBS LearningMedia’s virtual art collection, Unladylike 2020, these digital resources present the rich history of 26 little-known Progressive Era women, diverse in profession, race, ethnicity, geographical and class backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender expression, who broke barriers in then-male-dominated fields such as science, business, sports, journalism, exploration, and the arts.

Explore PBS Learning Resources for Women’s History and Beyond with lesson plans, video clips, and printables featuring famous women such as Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Hellen Keller, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Rita Moreno, Zora Neale Hurston, and NASA Scientist Katherine Johnson.

In PBS KIDS for Parents’ “How to Raise a Self Confident Girl,” Katie Hurley arms parents and caregivers with easy reminders of questions and beliefs to share with their girls.

A Mighty Girl is an amazing website for raising strong girls featuring recommendations for books, shows, movies, toys, articles, and resources about raising mighty girls. Here you can see their book recommendations for Women’s History Month 2021: https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=32863

One of the most iconic strong women of our time will always be Jane Goodall. She is a world-renowned humanitarian and a wonderful role model for unstoppable passion and desire. Check out her main website, then her Roots and Shoots which focuses on education and youth leaders. You can also check out this book about Jane Goodall, “Me…Jane” in which Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.

For German speakers, Was ist Was has a page explaining Frauen Tag in simple terms: https://www.wasistwas.de/archiv-geschichte-details/internationaler-frauentag.html

Finally, here is a really sweet craft activity from familyeducation.com you can do with your kids:

Flower Petal Personality Traits Craft: Make a flower with each petal representing something different the women and girls in your family are known for. You can choose characteristics like smart, curious, bright, capable, etc.. This descriptive flower activity is wonderful because it helps to build vocabulary as well as cognition by thinking about different personality traits. You can have your child make a flower that represents themselves, or they can pick a special woman or girl in their lives.

Send us a message or comment to let us know how you celebrate Women’s Day with your family!

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