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Black History Month Crafts and Activities for Kids Including Coloring Pages and Games
Black History Month for Kids
Celebrate Black History Month for children with crafts, puzzles, games, coloring pages, quizzes and more. Kids can learn about Black History Month while participating in fun activities.
Children can enjoy some music while learning some interesting facts about famous African Americans.
I also have some book recommendations if you're looking for further information along with a fun and educational classroom project.
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Who Invented the Traffic Light?
The traffic light was invented by Garrett Morgan. Morgan is also credited for inventing the gas mask among other things.
Light image courtesy of WPClipart.
Traffic Light Crafts
Jackie Robinson Information
Jackie Robinson became the first black Major League Baseball player of the 20th century. He broke through all color lines when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Highly successful, he went on to play in six World Series. He helped to open the doors for many future black baseball players.
Robinson image by the Kansas City Call and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Baseball Coloring Page
Bat image courtesy of WPClipart.
Black History Month began as National Negro Week and was founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1926.
First Black Doctor
Dr. James McCune Smith is credited with being the first African American doctor. Unable to be educated in the United States, he received his training at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
He returned to the United States and opened his practice in New York where he also owned a pharmacy.
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
Doctor Coloring Page
Doctor image courtesy of WPClipart.
Black History Month Word Searches
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker is the first self-made female millionaire in the United States. She is credited for inventing hair products specifically for African American hair.
Author unknown. Image uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Money Coloring Page
Money image courtesy of WPClipart.
Black History Month Song
Please enjoy this tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Potato Chip Poll
Did you get the right answer?
Black History Month Games
Black History Month Project
This project is good when working with a group of children. Have each child bring in a picture of a famous African American. It can be someone from the past or someone who is famous now.
Let each child take a turn showing the picture and telling everyone a little something about the person. Afterwards, each child can glue their picture onto a poster board. To make it more creative, have each child dip one of their hands in washable paint and add their handprint to the poster.
Not only is this a fun craft to make, it will also introduce kids to many famous African Americans.
Hands image courtesy of WPClipart.
African American Coloring Pages
Booker T. Washington image by Harris & Ewing and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
- Booker T. Washington Coloring Page
Famous educator and activist.
- Barack Obama Coloring Page
First African American president.
- Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Famous female activist.
- Harriet Tubman Coloring Page
Helped slaves to escape and gain their freedom.
- Maulana Karenga Coloring Page
Created the African American holiday Kwanzaa.
- Mae Jemison Coloring Page
First African American female to go into outer space.
- Michael Jackson Coloring Page
The King of Pop.
Black or White Video by Michael Jackson
The Underground Railroad Information
The Underground Railroad was not an actual railroad. Instead, it was a series of safe houses that fleeing slaves could hide at along escape routes to flee from slave owners and achieve their freedom.
Harriet Tubman was a slave who escaped and went back to the South on several occasions to help other slaves escape and become free.
Harriet Tubman image has an unknown author, but the source is The New England Magazine and the picture was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Granville Woods invented a system that allowed train to station communication.
Caboose Coloring Page
Caboose image courtesy of WPClipart.
Black History Month Books
This is an excellent resource to help teach kids about some of the most influential African Americans who helped shape history.
Learn the story of Rosa Parks whose courage led to banning bus segregation..
Black History Month Quizzes - How Much Do You Know About African American History?
Question mark image courtesy of WPClipart.
If you took a quiz, how did you do?
Martin Luther King Jr. Quote
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."