Celebrating Women’s History Month with Kids

March is Women’s History Month!

Since the turn of the century, the United States has set aside time to learn about the history of women’s rights as well as the incredible contributions that women have made throughout history.  It has grown from a single day in 1911, March 8, to a whole week in the late 1970’s to 1987 when the entire month of March was dedicated to women’s history.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with kids also means recognizing and honoring the amazing women and girls in the world today.

Whether you’re looking for activities, books, events or other ideas to help you as you plan for celebrating Women’s History Month with kids, Franklin has wonderful ideas and recommendations to keep you engaged all month long.

Best Books, Activities and more for Celebrating Women’s History Month with Kids


celebrating womens history month with kids

Best Books for Celebrating Women’s History Month with Kids

  1. RESPECT Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, by Carole Boston Weatherford
  2. Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment, By Parker and Jessica Curry
  3. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, by Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo
  4. The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C Pérez
  5. Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacquline Woodson

For more amazing reading selections this month, please see our Women’s History Month Book List

Fun Activities for Celebrating Women’s History Month with Kids

  1. Create a Women’s History Month playlist or check out one on Spotify.
  2. Honor Kate Sessions by planting seeds or making a Grass Head Craft.
  3. Have a poetry reading and recite poems from famous women poets.
  4. Celebrate Ruth Elder and Amelia Earhart by making paper airplanes.
  5. Make a quote board of famous Women to display in your home
  6. Explore women in art and create a masterpiece of your own
  7. Make an astronaut helmet and pretend to explore space like Sally Ride

Great Resources for Celebrating Women’s History Month with Kids

  1. National Women’s History Museum: Women’s History Month Resources
  2. Anti Defamation League: Resources for Women’s History Month
  3. PBS Women’s History Month: Community Classroom Resources
  4. Women’s History Month Education Resources
  5. Education World: Women’s History Month Activities and Lessons

For more activities to this March please explore our March Family Fun Zone Blog