Black History Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Ideas with free download!

February is Black History month.  There are so many wonderful leaders and and “ordinary people” that you can teach children about.  Today I have some Black History Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Ideas for you.  Before we begin, though, let me highlight a few books that are good to go along with this thematic unit.

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Black History Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Ideas
Here are 11 fun and educational ideas to make Black History month a success! Check out these Black History Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Ideas with free download!

  1.  Black history month is in February.  Many classes in January learn about Martin Luther King.  It is a good follow up to continue discussions about Dr. King and how people area all the same, no matter if they are white, black, red, green or purple.  One way you can illustrate this is to buy brown eggs and white eggs (or even dye eggs!) and then crack them open and show how both are the same on the inside.  Everyone is all the same.
  2. Another thing you can do is have a class research project.  Have each student in the class study a different person and create a project for one person.  Each student could draw a picture of that person and write a sentence or two about what that person did.  Color and cut out a picture of your black history person.  Put that cut out on a piece of construction paper.  Add the name of the person to the top of the paper and then add a short 1-2 sentence description of what the person did.   To get thee information, you could help the students have a video to watch about their person…or have a helper read the students a little bit about their research project.  Then, hang all of the projects up on a bulletin board.  I found these cute emergent readers on TPT that will help you!
  3. Ask your families if they have any food or tradition they would like to share with the class.  You can also do this for Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, etc.  You could make a class cookbook!
  4. Make silhouette shadows of each child on different colored papers and hang them up on a bulletin board to show how everyone is a rainbow of colors
  5. Do an art project that is similar to a black artist!  Here are some ideas to get you started!
  6. Get these fun freebies to help teach little people about different black heroes!
  7. Check out this awesome list of ideas that another person compiled.  This list includes movies you can find on netflix, and a few craft ideas too!
  8. Do this cute Jackie Robinson Craft
  9. Here is a cute George Washington Carver Craft
  10. Make an Obama puppet!
  11. Put together a cute bulletin  board!

Anyway, I have a a freebie for you!  This freebie has a “writing prompt” type page that would make for a nice research project (like #2 listed above).  I also added some coloring pages that you can use for a research project, or just for fun, etc!   There are 40 pages in all in this packet!!  Here are a few images from the download…

Here are 11 fun and educational ideas to make Black History month a success! Check out these Black History Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Ideas with free download!

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