Every March we celebrate Women’s History Month: an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. For these 31 days, you see industries celebrating those women that have made a big impact, families giving praise to their matriarchs, and even schools adding women’s history lessons to their curriculum. We think it’s also important for the Women’s History Month celebration and education to happen at home too amongst all genders. If you want to foster respect for women in your children, Women’s History Month is a great time to start. Keep reading for fun ways to celebrate with kids.
You’ll always find reading books at the top of our “how to celebrate” lists. We are strong believers in the power of reading and the impact it has on children’s development, let alone all-knowledge. One of the ways kids learn is by having conversations and books have a way of starting those conversations, no matter how easy or tough they are to have. A few books to read as a family for Women’s History Month include:
- Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
- She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
- Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
- Like a Girl
Write Personal Thank You Notes
Celebrating Women’s History Month is a wonderful time to show gratitude – just like we do on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. To get your children involved in spreading the love, you can have them sit down and write personal thank you notes to women who have helped them or made an impact on them thus far. Let your kids have fun with this activity – not only will it make them feel good and teach them how to recognize others, Mama Llama guarantees it will put a smile on the receiver’s face.
Volunteer at a Women’s Shelter or Donate
Children are never too young to learn about the importance of giving back! Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to get your kids involved in the community. There is no shortage of women’s shelters that need volunteers. If your kids are old enough, take a day to volunteer at a women’s shelter or have them go through the process of donating to a women’s cause with you.
Children happen to be full of imagination and creativity – probably more so than we even realize. A fun way to celebrate Women’s History Month with your kids is to have them get crafty. Challenge them to research influential women them to make a craft in their honor. For example, they can create paper airplanes to honor Amelia Earhart or even pick up a coloring book that features historical female figures.
So, what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to celebrate Women’s History Month and you’re in luck – we’ve made it easy on you here at Mama Llama. With the activities above, you can mesh having fun with education about the importance of the roles of women and why they deserve respect. Happy Women’s History Month!