Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month to recognize the inspiring girls and women who have changed our world for the better. Use this opportunity to help kids discover the groundbreaking women who have made impactful contributions to our culture and society! Here are fun and age-appropriate activities you can incorporate into your lessons to empower your students during Women’s History Month and year-round.
Celebrate women in STEM
Historically, women have been underrepresented in STEM, and this statistic still holds true⸺especially for women of color. This activity will introduce students to pioneering women scientists while boosting their reading and research skills. After discussing the achievements of these influential women, motivate children to embody scientist Jane Goodall through nature journaling!
Honor African American women
Black History Month may have ended in February, but learning about African American culture and experiences should continue all year long. This research activity will help students learn about resilient Black female changemakers and the barriers they broke in their fields. Additionally, you can pair this activity with an arts and crafts project to introduce young kids to ballerina Misty Copeland.
Learn about women athletes
Discover female athletes who’ve changed the game! In this activity, students will read and write about important women in sports. For younger learners, these trace and write worksheets about Chloe Kim and Simone Biles will inspire them to imagine themselves as Olympic athletes.
Explore outer space
Help students reach for the stars by learning about pioneering women astronauts. After reading about superstars who made significant contributions to space travel, children can craft their own paper rocket and imagine what it’s like to be an astronaut!
Take students on a virtual field trip
Reinforce the importance of gender equality and women’s achievements throughout history with a visually engaging experience! If local museum trips aren’t feasible, consider a virtual field trip to the National Women’s History Museum. Their diverse online collection includes trailblazing women of the past and present, including exhibits on women in Congress and immigrant women.
Empower kids with books
To keep the learning going beyond March, incorporate books about powerful women into your child’s everyday reading list. Our roundup of children’s books for Women’s History Month includes stories featuring strong female characters, with many authored by influential women themselves, such as Malala Yousafzai and Sonia Sotomayor.
For more engaging ways to celebrate Women’s History Month with kids, check out Education.com’s Learning Library!