Happy February, friends! There's A LOT to celebrate this month - Valentine's Day (Feb. 14)💗, Random Act of Kindness Day (Feb. 17) 🤗, National Cherry Pie Day 🍒 (Feb. 20), and Tell A Fairy Tale Day (Feb. 26) 🧚- all great holidays I can definitely get behind. We baked some yummy snacks for the Super Bowl this weekend!

On a more reflective note, it's also American Heart Month, National Cancer Prevention Month, and Black History Month.

For my first post here this month though, I'm excited to cover Black History Month and share some of the fun ways you can celebrate with family and kids.

First things first...what is it and why does it exist? You can find a great overview of its origins on the National Geographic Kids website.

Black History Month
Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month.

It always occurs in February and became a month-long celebration starting in 1976 to recognize accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history.

As I've been thinking about meaningful ways to talk with my daughter about Black History Month, I know that some of her favorite ways to learn involve arts/crafts, games, books, and music. With those learning styles in mind, I've curated a handful of ideas and resources that may be helpful for you too!

PBS Kids for Parents features a section titled Celebrating Black Leaders.

Celebrating Black Leaders
February is Black History Month — and it’s never too early to begin celebrating and teaching your child about Black leaders of yesterday (and today!).

I know my daughter is especially going to enjoy their Learn Along Bingo, which includes the link to a 10-page downloadable activity bundle with a bingo card, a matching game, and more.

7 Easy and Inspiring Activities to Celebrate Black History Month |…
Celebrate Black History Month with these easy-to-do activities. Each inspiring activity features figures in Black history who made a difference in the world.
Learn Along Bingo for Ages 2-5: Learning About Black Leaders | Kids…
Breadcrumbs list

Sandbox Academy suggests a generous list of activities and crafts. I especially like the diversity eggs activity and the handprint craft.

Black History Month for Kids
Discover 15 different activities that to use when discussing Black History Month for kids. The activities are for preschool to 5th grade.

We are all about books in our household, so I have to share some of the ones we're reading together this month...

If you read any of these books or complete any of these crafts and activities with your family, please let me know! Do you have a favorite way to celebrate Black History Month? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below or over on Instagram.

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