BLACK HISTORY

 

BLACK HISTORY

February gives us a reason to focus on black history, but it's crucial to teach kids that the subject is worth revisiting throughout the entire year. Whether it's watching documentaries, visiting museums or reading literature by black authors, you can participate while encouraging understanding and tolerance. Come learn about all that is Black Excellence with these Black History preschool activities.

 

COLORING PAGES

Martin Luther King Jr..

Jackie Robinson

A-Z AFRICAN-AMERICAN VISIONARY POSTER

Inspire kids to learn about black change makers all year by displaying this A - Z African-American Visionary Poster at home. Featuring authors, activists, artists, and revolutionaries, this versatile 11" x 17" illustrated printable encourages children to follow their dreams. 

Companion activity ideas: 

  • Research one of the above visionaries online and/or by finding books at the library.

  • Next, create a vision board or art to teach others about what you learned.

  • Challenge yourself by researching all of the African American visionaries from A-Z!

LEARNING PACKETS

These learning packets contain early learning printables to use with your toddler or preschooler when studying about black history. These packets are intended for preschoolers.

Packet 1

  • Phonics: Beginning Sounds

  • Color by Letter

  • Read and Match

  • Read and Recall

  • Letter Trace

  • Shapes

 

Packet courtesy of teacherspayteachers.com.

RAISING READERS 

Our February 2020 book recommendations are a collection of stories exploring extraordinary leaders in black history. Please browse our bookclub selection for other book titles related to black leaders.

 

NEST.TV

Thanks to YouTube, we don't have to reinvent the wheel. These YouTube videos will engage your child as they continue to learn and explore black excellence.

 

30 minutes or less

I am Rosa Parks - Read Along

I am Martin Luther King Jr. - Read Along

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day! (Animated) Black History Month Video

Martin Luther King, Jr. BrainPop Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Song & Rap

Rise Up | Martin Luther King Song

Black History Month - Black Scientists and Inventors Part 1

The Harriet Tubman Story

In the Garden with Dr. Carver | Black History for Kids | George Washington Carver for Kids

Maya Angelou (Little People, Big Dreams Series)

A Voice Named Aretha | Aretha Franklin

Serena The Littlest Sister | Kids Book Read Aloud

The Story of Rap | Read Aloud | Rap for Kids

If a A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

Sesame Street: Will.iam Sings "What I Am"

Black History Month for Kindergarten: African-American History Songs for Kids

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Here are a few activities for the whole family to enjoy while learning and exploring black history. Use these activities to point out notable African-Americans, how they contributed to black history and make it relatable to your child. 

Take a bus ride and talk about Rosa Parks.

Listen to Aretha Franklin's greatest hits and have a sing a long.

Talk about the history of rap and listen to some old school and new school rap songs.

SHARE YOUR CHILD'S WORK WITH US OR SEND US PICTURES OF YOUR CHILD ENJOYING OUR LEARNING LINKS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES. SEND PHOTOS TO NESTCHILDCARECENTER@GMAIL.COM.

 



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