How have women changed the world? Who are our female role models today? And why is it so important to talk about them? These are just some of the questions you can discuss with your kids. Every parent and child can get involved in these conversations. It doesn’t need to be a chat between only mothers and daughters. Women’s History Month is an event for the whole family to participate in, together!
Here, we’ll share some ideas about how you can introduce this topic to your kids, as well as engage them in activities and learning opportunities that will make them excited to learn more. From incredible athletes to women in science and politics, our history is full of incredible people who have made a huge impact on society.
1. Women in Space and Aviation
Talk to your kids about women like Amelia Earheart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean, and Sally Ride, the first female astronaut in space!
Together you can build a lego model of an airplane or spaceship and let your imaginations soar through the sky.
2. Women in Sports
Grab some rackets, play a match of tennis as a family, and show off your best Serena Williams moves. Or pull out the mats and let your little ones roll and cartwheel like Simone Biles.
You can get active while celebrating the accomplishments of these world renowned female athletes!
3. Women in Science
Learn about female scientists like Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel prize, while doing an experiment of your own!
Make some homemade slime and investigate what happens when you mix oil with water. Or, journal the habits of your beloved pets like Jane Goodall, the world’s top expert on chimpanzees!
4. Women in the Arts
Create an art gallery at home by painting your own Frida Kahlo style self portraits with some fresh flowers and strong eyebrows!
Or write your own versions of Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” and perform them for the family.
5. Women in Politics
Take some time to reflect on positive impacts from women in politics like Rachel Levine, one of the first openly transgender women to hold government office, or Greta Thurnberg, a young climate change activist.
Together, you can write them short thank-you notes and drawings—whether you know them personally or not!
International Women’s Day and Lingokids
These are just a few of the many women who have changed the world. What other influential women from history would you add to our list? Are there any women in your community who are working hard to make a difference? Your mother? Grandmother? Teacher? Let us know by tagging us on social media!