Black History Month printable activities are unique, fun & educational resources to celebrate Black History Month.
Kids of all ages love printables & with everything from matching games to coloring pages to worksheets, you have a number of exciting options.
Below are your fun, easy & interesting ideas to supplement teaching black history.
How would it feel to have brilliant, educational activities featuring important people who made a difference… in just 5 minutes?
Below you’ll find:
- Done-for-you collections of practical tools you can use again & again
- Immediate solutions you can use right now
- Unique & convenient ready-to-use activities designed to get them engaged
- Quick-wins that are EASY for you & FUN for them
These days teaching is more stressful than ever.
Some days you need a few extra minutes to collect your thoughts or take care of personal business.
And that’s ok.
This is EXACTLY when printables can be a great supplement.
You’ll want to have these printed & ready-to-go, so they’re handy to use right when you need them.
5 Best Black History Month Printable Activities
These Black History Month printable activities give you a powerful toolbox of activities with plenty of exciting uses.
With these resources you can…
- Quickly entertain a even large groups
- Have a plan of action for keeping them busy
- Stop feeling stressed or guilty when need to keep them busy
- Feel confident the group will enjoy the activity
- Have more time to spend on the things you actually want to do
Here’s exactly who you’ll find included in these printables:
- Arthur Ashe
- Barack Obama
- Barbara Jordan
- Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
- Bessie Coleman
- Billie Holiday
- Booker T. Washington
- Colin Powell
- Condoleezza Rice
- Frederick Douglass
- Frederick Jones
- Garrett Morgan
- George Washington Carver
- Guion Bluford
- Harriet Tubman
- Jackie Robinson
- John Lewis
- Katherine Johnson
- Langston Hughes
- Louis Armstrong
- Malcolm X
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Mary McLeod Bethune
- Matthew Henson
- Michelle Obama
- Misty Copeland
- Muhammad Ali
- Ralph Ellison
- Robert Robinson Taylor
- Shirley Chisholm
- Sojourner Truth
- Thurgood Marshall
- W.E.B. Du Bois
Now that you know WHO is included, let’s get to exactly what these resources are.
There are 5 different printables, but some of them can be used in more than one way – making them very versatile.
As far as black history month printable activities go, these flash cards are the most handy.
Once you cut & fold them, they become pocket-sized.
You can add a hole punch & clip them using a loose leaf binder ring to keep the full set together.
These Black History Month Flashcards highlight all the famous black Americans mentioned above.
They work perfectly with the other printables below – reinforcing what kids learn with a variety of learning methods.
AND they can be used as a memory matching game too.
Just cut up all the pieces – separating the person from their biography – flip over all the cards over & play.
These flash cards chock full of rich information.
Each card contains a quick bio, easy & engaging for young minds.
Great for teachers & homeschooling.
Another way to use printables to help kids learn about Black History Month is with these colorful posters.
Have the kids help you hang these educational posters that cover the facts on these famous black Americans.
Many parents & teachers have also used these posters to create a book.
These posters easily can be made into a book & a colorful cover page is included.
Whether you use them as posters or in a book, these fun & colorful mini-biographies give kids an opportunity to learn about some of the most celebrated people in black history.
They’re perfect not just for Black History Month – these resources are great for any day of the year.
If printing the color posters above require way too much ink, the Black History Month Coloring Pages below are the perfect solution.
And you can never go wrong with the using coloring pages as a teaching tool.
Coloring is a great way to keep kids sitting still while still staying active while they learn.
This set of 33 coloring pages, each highlighting a different, important person.
Alongside that person there are notable & interesting facts about them, along with what they’re most known for.
While the kids are coloring, you can teach more on each person or talk with them about who their favorite people are & their favorite facts.
These coloring pages are unique & engaging for kids of all ages.
Teach children how to effectively take notes, do research & improve their active listening skills with these Black History Month Biography Worksheets.
Each sheet has a different & important black American on it.
Included are prompts or questions about that person that the children must fill in & answer.
These sheets can also be colored for an added bonus.
In total, there are 33 different worksheets, each with a different person.
These worksheets also work great as a homework option, a larger project, or in class work.
They’re also popular for taking notes during class, so kids better retain what they learn as they listen.
Games offer an amazing way for kids to learn – and WANT to learn more.
What better way to keep the educational process fun than with this printable bingo game!
With up to 40 unique bingo cards, it’s perfect for any size groups.
With a famous black Americans in each square, you can play the “traditional” way by calling out the names in the squares.
OR you can make it more challenging by calling out “clues” from the posters or flashcards – requiring the kids to think through the facts & guess the correct historical icon.
This allows children to have fun while becoming familiar with important black figures that made history.
This game is great for adults as well!
You can make it as challenging as you like by giving facts instead of calling out the name of the person.
If you love all of it, you can always grab up the entire black history month bundle.
This will give you plenty to work with and will cut down on your prep time for teaching, no matter the situation.
This is the best deal on all 5 of the resources above – with the printables ready-to-go & done-for-you.
Use this bundle to begin conversations & get kids wanting to learn more about the famous faces & brilliant minds in history.
How Do I Teach My Child Black History?
There are many ways to teach children about black history and its importance in their life.
There are books, songs, games & the classic lecture style of teaching.
I know for my kids, they learn best when their learning environment is fun.
It just awakens their brains & gets them to pay attention long enough to become excited about the topic (instead of distracted by anything & everything else).
There aren’t enough black history project ideas for all ages & levels of learning yet, but I’m doing my part to fix this oversight.
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Where can I learn about black history?” these printables are meant to help with that too – I’ve had many adults tell me how much they learned while using these printables.
There’s always more for us to learn as adults, right?
I know I learned a TON doing the research for these printables.
Just by using a variety of black history teaching resources, it’s amazing what we can learn – even as an adult.
Black history education is vital for the growth of our society & these black history teaching ideas offer a step in the right direction.
Black History Posters / Book Pages
Black History Flash Cards
Black History Coloring Pages
Black History Biography Worksheets
40 Black History Bingo Cards
Any of these printables are a great choice when it comes to black history in school curriculum.
Especially when it comes to black history curriculum for elementary students.
However, as mentioned, any age will glean information and new understanding from these printables.
Teaching our children provides a refresher course for ourselves, which in turn, will only refresh our love for learning & desire to learn more.
In order to properly teach kids about black history, we as parents & teachers must be educated & aware first ourselves.
Even just being honest & learning along with children can be beneficial as well.
We might not have all the answers, and that’s ok.
As long as we’re open to learning, changing, and being an example, our children or those watching us will pick up on that.