Ask Nurit: Black History Month Crafts

February 1, 2010 at 17:17 | Posted in ALEX Toys | Leave a comment
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Dear Nurit, I’m a kindergarten teacher and would like to introduce my class to Black History Month in a fun way. Do you have an ideas for engaging 5 and 6 year-olds?

February is Black History month. Kindergartens are not too young to learn the basics. You can engage your young learners to think about the past while pondering what kind of future they’d like to create for themselves.

Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Black History Month Ideas

Take them to your school’s library and read them age-appropriate stories about important African-American historical figures including Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman.

-Draw a large dialogue cartoon bubble on a sheet of construction paper for each child with the words “I Have a Dream” inside. Ask them what their hopes and wishes are for the future and write them down. Let them create illustrations to go along with the text.

-Each Friday of the month, share a fact about African-American history with your students.

Have a great month!

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