March is Women's History Month and an important time to learn more about contributions women have made, historical events they have been part of, and women throughout history who have fought for change. The following list provides activity suggestions for students and families to engage their children in learning more about the vital role women play in our world.
1. Create a collaborative poster!
It includes 25 notable women that students can choose from. It is great for pairing with a biography of women and doubles as a bulletin board.
Learn more: Study All Knight
2. Learn About Famous Women Through Audible.
The site includes 5 audible book suggestions, along with 5 related crafts accessible for younger kids to learn about historical women.
Learn more: Hands On As We Grow
3. Learning for Justice - formerly Teaching Tolerance
This website has a great research-based activity for older students. Students will learn how women in levels of society, both locally and throughout the world, impact social change.
Learn more: Learning for Justice
4. Zinn Education Project
Make the learning of gender equality easy and accessible for primary students with this lesson plan for the Zinn Education Project. They will be able to relate to fairness and complete their learning by creating a book!
Learn more: Zinn Education Project
5. Teach children about Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Kids can color the collar with their peers or family and share their work with the museum!
Learn more: Explore Museum
6. Puzzle about Influential Women
Work together as a class or family to put together a puzzle about influential women to celebrate women's history month.
7. Read Books by Female Authors
An activity that promotes literacy and the contributions of women is to choose a book to read that is written by female authors.
Learn more: Literary Ladies Guide
8. Teach Coding with Vidcode
Have a teen that is into coding? Challenge them to take a lesson from vidcode, where they have a coding lesson that celebrates Women's History Month.
Learn more: Teacher Vision
9. Science Projects
10. Read about Marie Merian
Read about Marie Merian and how she brought drawings to life and then go on a nature outing! Collect leaves and flowers, observe insects, then make sketches of your favorites!
11. Get to Know Female Artists' Works
A wonderful resource for different activity ideas to celebrate women artists! From Frida to lesser-known artist Sonia Delaunay - get to know about inspiring women through art!
Learn more: Artsy Craftsy Mom
12. Watch a Documentary
Watch the documentary, "Girl Rising" and learn about real-life female figures who struggle to fight for an education.
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13. Learn About Women's Accomplishments
Learn about current accomplished women and girls who are becoming inspiring leaders through creating change about things they are passionate about.
Learn more: Girls With Ideas
14. Learn About the Women's Suffrage Movement
15. Discuss the Importance of Women's Access to Education
Explore the website of the Malala Yousafzai fund and have students learn about the different reasons that inhibit many girls from receiving an education. Then lead a discussion on why it is important for girls to have access to education.
Learn more: Malala.org
16. Write A Letter to A Woman Who Inspires You
We all have women in our lives who inspire us. Read the examples from real girls on who inspires them from the Malala Yousafzai's site, Malala.org. Then have students write letters to a woman who inspires them!
Learn more: Malala.org
17. Learn about Hellen Keller
A creative set of activities to celebrate Helen Keller along with a picture book. Have children not only learn about her life, but step into her shoes by having to paint blindfolded, learn braille, and much more!
Learn more: As They Grow Up
18. Play Dress Up
Play dress up and have kids costume as an important female figure throughout Women's History Month! For elementary school, you can also pair it with a read-aloud picture book where possible.
Learn more: A Mighty Girl
19. Play "Guess Who" - the Women's History Version!
20. Learn About Sally Ride
Teach a lesson about Sally Ride, the first American woman in space! The lesson not only teaches students about Sally but also about gender stereotyping - an important topic to cover during Women's History Month!
Learn more: Clio
21. Learn about Katherine Esau
Time for students to learn about famous botanist, Katherine Esau! Students will work on a STEM challenge while learning about the important contributions of women scientists.
22. Create a museum "gallery walk"
Create a museum "gallery walk" on Women's Suffrage for students using resources from the Library of Congress.
Learn more: City of Campaign
If you are teaching virtually (or in-person), womenshistory.org has a great online exhibition that showcases inspirational women, past and present. It has a ton of Women's History resources that are engaging and easy to access.
Learn more: Women's History
24. Biography Activity
As part of Women's History Month, celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th by doing a biography activity! Have students research a woman who inspires them and then color the banner.
Learn more: Tes.com
25. Virtual scavenger hunt
Complete a virtual scavenger hunt about women in history! The worksheet asks students to research 10 questions about different women and their achievements. The links to where the students should "hunt" are provided.
Learn more: Women's History Scavenger Hunt
26. Learn about Amelia Earhart
Have students read or watch a video about Amelia Earhart. Afterward, they can create this simple, but adorable airplane craft! You can also add in some geography by having students map her route and even a writing prompt on making predictions about what happened to Amelia.
Learn more: Sunshine Whispers
27. Learn about Jane Goodall
Learn about Jane Goodall and her love for primates! Teach young children about the work of Jane and her studies and conservation for our chimp and gorilla friends. Then have students create their own monkey puppet!
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