February is Black History month in the United States. Preschoolers can learn about differences, equality, perseverance and believing in yourself from the stories of great men and women in Black History. Below you’ll find some resources for projects and activities for your preschoolers focusing on black history and great African-American men and women.
- Black history books and resources from Reading Rockets.com
- Black History lesson theme at PreschoolRainbow.org
- Black History timeline
- Black History preschool theme at EverythingPreschool.com including science activities, games and other great projects
- Black History month on the History Channel
- Black history activities and printables at NickJr.com
- Black History coloring pages
- Black history month activities and resources from FamilyEducation.com
Men and women in Black History
- Harriet Tubman activities and information at EnchantedLearning.com
- George Washington Carver the “peanut man”
- Rosa Parks
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Jackie Robinson
Inventions by great men and women in Black History
- Top 10 African-American Inventors – this is labeled as grades 3-4, but the information can be easily shared with younger kids.
- African-American scientists and inventors
- Traffic Light – Garret A. Morgan
- The Ironing board – Sarah Boone
- Clothing dryer – George Sampson
- Peanut butter – George Washington Carver
You’ll find inspiring stories and lessons to share with your preschool through the historical accounts of the African-American men and women who have made a difference in our American History. Black History month activities and projects are as diverse as the people they represent. Share your Black History project ideas!