Worksheets for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, commemorating the history and contributions of AAPI communities! May is significant because it is the month in which the first Japanese immigrants came to the U.S. in 1843 and the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, by a majority of Chinese immigrant workers. is proud to celebrate the contributions of AAPI individuals with our collection of AAPI Heritage Month worksheets for kids, this month and every month. Learn more on how to celebrate with your class below!

Research biographies of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Have kids explore the biographies of influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout history with our AAPI Leaders Poster and set of 10 Influential Asian Americans worksheets! They can also read the Biography of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American civil right activist. Then, they can choose an individual and conduct their own research about that person’s life!

For extra guidance, students can use our Biography Research Graphic Organizer to take notes and plan out a presentation or report.

Learn Chinese or Japanese

What better way to immerse yourself in a culture than to learn the language? Kids can learn Chinese with our new set of Chinese Language Learning Worksheets. These worksheets have colorful, eye-catching graphics and feature a diverse array of language-learning topics like characters, clothing, and weather!

We have Japanese language resources as well! Kids can practice Japanese with this set of 45 Japanese Alphabet Worksheets.

Color traditional cultural clothing

These Traditional Clothing coloring pages feature clothing worn in countries in Asia, such as China, Korea, Japan, India, and the Philippines. Kids will enjoy learning about the meaning behind multicultural clothing as they color in a hanbok, barong, or kimono!

Get inspired by quotes from Asian Americans

Our Respond to a Quote worksheets prompt children to reflect on an inspirational quote and write a response. Many of these worksheets feature AAPI individuals! Check out these worksheets with quotes from Laotian American author Bryan Thao Worra, Japanese and Chinese American author Gail Tsukiyama, and Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.

Looking for more worksheets? Check out our Learning Library of over 35,000 worksheets, lesson plans, activities, and games!

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