Our Favorite Preschool Crafts for Black History Month
Creativity in the classroom is essential to your child’s development. Our students love each opportunity they have to create and learn about history’s greatest artists as well as the important figures that have shaped their world. That’s why we are sharing our favorite classroom crafts for Black History Month so that we can all celebrate this time together.
A fun tribute to one of Baseball’s greatest players, this Jackie Robinson Craft is a fun one to start off Black History Month. While the Dodgers are based on the west coast these days, this is a great craft to do in honor of #42!
Coloring their own Freedom Quilts is a great way to introduce your child to this integral piece of African-American Heritage. Your preschooler will love learning that each square they design has a secret code that tells a story of resilience and freedom.
A fun and fitting tribute to NASA’s first Black Female Astronaut, the Mae Jemison space shuttle craft, teaches your child to shoot for the stars. They will have so much fun piecing together their space shuttle.
Your little one will have so much fun matching their red, yellow, and green colors to create their own stoplight. A fun exercise in memory and recognition, this craft is a wonderful tribute to the inventor of the traffic light – Garrett Morgan.
We love introducing our students to the world’s greatest artists and Alma W. Thomas is certainly one of the greats. This craft can be done using paint or colored circle stickers to create their own version of her famed abstract art.
We recommend combining this craft with music to introduce your child to the sounds of famed jazz legend Louis Armstrong. Your little one will have fun using glitter and paint to decorate their own paper jazz trumpet for some seriously sparkly play.
This activity is a great way to combine Black History with science. Use this craft to provide your preschooler with an understanding of diversity. Focused on Dr. King’s words of equality, the brown and white egg serve as examples. What they depict is that while we may be of different shades, on the inside, we are all the same.
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