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Black History Month Crafts and Activities for Kids Including Coloring Pages and Games

Updated on April 20, 2014

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.

Image by themostinept at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

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.

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.

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?

See results

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.

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

100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series)
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series)

This is an excellent resource to help teach kids about some of the most influential African Americans who helped shape history.

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

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.

Quiz Poll

If you took a quiz, how did you do?

See results

Martin Luther King Jr. Quote

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

What will you do for Black History Month?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @traveldestinations: I think learning should be fun.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: How cool!

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      traveldestinations 3 years ago

      Nice collection of crafts and games along with the black history.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      Everything from the list and more!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @chrisilouwho: Cool!

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      Some of these suggestions probably.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @katrinakaifg: Thanks.

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      katrinakaifg 4 years ago

      great lens!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @LiliLove: Thank you!

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Nice lens! Great way for kids to learn about black history. Blessed!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: I totally agree.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: That is so kind of you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @mikes-cool-stuff: You're right. Black history is so much a part of the American story.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @mikes-cool-stuff: You're right. Black history is so much a part of the American story.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I work in a multi-cultural high school. I think it is important to recognize the contributions that have been made to the world by African Americans and other ethnic groups. Great info!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have always appreciated black history month and you have done an absolutely excellent tribute here that I'll be adding to my African Americans lens....thank you!

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      mikes-cool-stuff 4 years ago

      Great lens about blacks in history which is really an American history story. Also thanks for liking another one of my lenses. Haven't seen you in awhile.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I really appreciate your opinion.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @john9229: Fun activities are a great way to learn.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @RetireAt57: That is so kind of you. Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @RetireAt57: That is so kind of you. Thank you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Full of formation about the Black history month and very nformative too.

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      john9229 4 years ago

      I loved those activities for kids. Great lens!

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      RetireAt57 4 years ago

      Love the lens and very informative. I am sending the link to one of my daughters who is a teacher.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      This is the best way of learning about Black History for kids. Blessed :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @getmoreinfo: How nice of you to let me know.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @jolou: That's what I was hoping for.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: Very funny. LOL

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This is a great idea for black history month craft and activities for kids

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      jolou 4 years ago

      This is a fun way for kids to learn about black history.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Are you sure it wasn't Al Gore who invented the potato chip & traffic light? I thought he invented those prior to inventing the internet.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Hugs and thanks.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Felicitas: I agree with your thought on that.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I'm a lover of history. It is important for our children to know about history as well. Marvelous lens.

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      Felicitas 4 years ago

      This is a great way to learn. Not just for kids. I think it's more about ongoing growth, rather than a specific month.