5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Posted Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

It’s February and time to celebrate the exceptional contributions made by African Americans with Black History Month! It’s a month to remember the amazing voices of the past and present, and a way to teach our little ones about equality, empowerment and love. 🙂

Here are 5 ways you can celebrate with your tots
(KG Tip: Use them year round not just in February!)

 


 

1. Watch a Video on the Significance of Black History: 

 

2. Experience it For Yourself

Take the kiddos for a stroll through the California African American Museum or the African American Firefighter Museum so they can see first hand how history was made. You can also visit historical sites in our area and discuss how Black History could have impacted them!

 

3. Attend an Event

Catch the African American Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific on February 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a celebration of the rich diversity of African and African American cultures and is a weekend filled with live entertainment, arts and crafts, and delicious foods. Performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and breakdancers, tap dancers and jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers and storytellers.

 

4. Read Up!

Many public libraries often have events on the subject and you can find a ton of literature on some of the most prominent figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass! Then you can make crafts at home and discuss what you learned. Here are 29 fab ideas from Creative Child! 😉

 

5. Find Even More…

Check out articles like the one here on Scholastic where you can find 28 more ways to celebrate! It’s packed with fun activities, recipes and games for the classroom and at home.

 

 

 

 

 

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