Invitation to Explore Black History Music with a Record Player

With so many musicians to honor for #blackhistorymonth a great way to celebrate decades of influential music is showcasing their art. Whether it is Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, The Jackson 5, Kendrick Lamar, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest or the Isley Brothers, there are decades of music to explore. Their voices and songs changed the world throughout so many genres. There is no denying the importance of music in education. Mu

Invitation to Create Marsha P. Johnson Flower Crowns

The late African-American Marsha P. Johnson was a celebrated transgender activist in the gay liberation movement. Marsha P. Johnson, the “P” stood for “Pay It No Mind,” which is what she would say in response to questions about her gender. During her time the term "transgender" wasn't widely used so she referred to herself as gay, transvestite, and a drag queen. To honor her dedication to helping others and being an important figure for #blackhistorymonth inviting a child to

Invitation to Explore the Black History of Farming

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth setting a small world play to explore farming can be great way to celebrate the innovators who changed the way we farm and shaped our agricultural landscape. Before inviting a child to explore the small world play, you can teach them about those who played major roles in making what agriculture is today. Whether it is showing images of these individuals, reading books like The Abcs of Black History, or opening simply having a conversation, this

The Hill We Climb STEM Invitation

There is no denying that Amanda Gorman is the light of the 2021. She is the first ever US youth poet laureate and the youngest poet in U.S. history to recite on Inaguration Day. To honor her beautiful words not only for #BlackHistoryMonth, but for the hope she ignited into our country setting a STEM invitation to build 'The Hill We Climb' is a great way to celebrate the poet. While you may think exposing or reciting poem with so much depth will go past young children, think a

Color Match Amy Sherald's Art

This invitation to explore encourages and exposes children to several elements of learning. To set this up print out images of Amy Sherald's art, laminate them, and provide blocks or loose parts to match. We used our Rock Blocks. First things first the concept is to have the child match the colored blocks to the image.This helps build visual perception and thinking skills when they are sorting the objects to match the colors. Children can sort colors before naming them, so th



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