Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids!

By Amelia Bowles
Mother holding daughter and watching sunset

March is Women’s History Month! There is no better way to celebrate the women that have shaped your life and society than with your kids. Helping your kids learn about the women who have been instrumental in changing our world is such a special experience. So, here are five ways that you can celebrate Women’s History Month with your kids!

Learn the history with National Geographic Kids

This short article talks about how Women’s History Month was created, why it was created, some of the important women that inspired its creation and how it looks today. Related articles that you can explore with your kids include “Women Heroes” and “The Women’s Suffrage Movement.”

Read books about amazing women

  • 101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World (Julia Adams)
  • How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea (Susan Campbell Bartoletti)
  • Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx (Jonah Winter)
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer (Andrea Beaty)
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment (Jessica and Parker Curry)
  • Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 (Michelle Markel)
  • Before She Was Harriet (Lesa Cline-Ransome)
  • Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Tanya Lee Stone)
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil (Malala Yousafzai)
  • Shark Lady: The True Story of how Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist (Jess Keating)
  • Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers (Kathi Appelt)

Write notes or draw pictures for influential women in your children’s lives

It’s time to break out the construction paper and markers! Help your children write Thank You notes to the meaningful women in their lives such as family members, teachers, librarians, bus drivers, coaches or neighbors. Consider helping them bake sweet treats to give out with the notes.

Watch these videos from PBS Kids and Sesame Studios

Collect and make family recipes

Ask women in your family to share some recipes that have been passed down from other women in your family and make them with your kids. While you enjoy what you have made, tell your kids stories about the women that these recipes came from.

Celebrating the women in your life is so much more memorable when you can share it with your kids, and teaching them about such an important part of history is something they will take with them wherever they go. Whether they are learning about activists, trailblazers or women who simply made their world a better place, it will give them a model of how to be the best they can be!

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