March is Women’s History Month, a time to focus on the achievements, the unique experiences of women, and their roles in our society as a whole. You can use Women’s history month activities and lesson plans to help teach your preschoolers about important women in our history, historic achievements like the suffrage movement, and more.
I’ve put together printable Women’s history month crafts and activities to help you as you explore the contributions of women to our nation this March. Keep reading to discover some of my favorite Women’s history month lesson plans, videos, activities, crafts, and picture books for preschool learners at home and in the classroom.
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How Do You Celebrate Women’s History Month with Children?
March is when we celebrate Women’s History Month. In 2022, the focus of Women’s History Month was on women who have contributed to healthcare and frontline workers.
Celebrating Women’s History Month with children is a wonderful opportunity for us to encourage girls, promote equality, and honor the efforts of important women throughout history.
So how exactly can we honor women in our celebrations with children this month?
I think teaching our children about courageous women throughout history is a great place to begin. I’m excited to share my favorite Women’s History month activities, books, videos, and crafts to help you get started this March.
Fun Crafts and Women’s History Month Activities for Preschoolers
There are lots of fun Women’s History Month crafts and activities you can add to your preschool lesson plans this March. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Women’s History Month activities below.
Frida Kahlo Craft
This cut-and-paste Frida Kahlo Women’s History Month craft template is an easy printable you can do with your preschoolers this year to teach them about influential women in art. Grab yours to begin exploring women’s roles in art with your preschoolers this March and during Hispanic Heritage Month too.
You can use my simple Selena Quintanilla Women’s History Month craft to help your preschoolers explore women’s contributions to music with this influential Hispanic-American singer and songwriter.
Queen Elizabeth II
I’ve also created a very special Queen Elizabeth II craft printable you can use with your preschoolers to celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the life of this iconic female figure. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate her life and legacy this March.
My adorable craft template for Mae Jemison is an easy craft for Women’s History Month that preschoolers can do at home or in the classroom this spring. It pairs up well with a book about Mae Jemison and other space-themed activities you might be planning this year.
Don’t miss the astronaut Women’s History Month activity idea below for more Mae Jemison themed fun! And my Black History Month blog post for more activities with influential African Americans.
This cut and paste Sonia Sotomayor craft pairs up really well with her autobiographical picture book mentioned earlier in the article. Do these two Women’s History Month activities together with your preschooler to help them remember the read aloud and build fine motor skills too.
How Can We Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Classroom?
Celebrating great women in history at home will probably look a little differently than your Women’s History Month activities and celebrations in the classroom. After all, we often can’t do the same things in a classroom filled with preschoolers that we can do at home with just one or two children.
Fortunately, I’ve got Women’s History Month lesson plans to help you manage the classroom-specific aspects of celebrating with your preschoolers this March. Sometimes classroom celebrations can get a little hectic, but it’s possible to maintain decorum in your preschool room and still get excited about celebrating Women’s History Month too.
Adding a bookshelf to your classroom with special titles for Women’s History Month is a great way to help preschoolers stay focused on this important topic and give them lots of opportunities to explore and learn about amazing women throughout history too.
Another fun idea for celebrating in the classroom is to incorporate printable Women’s History Month crafts you can create with each student focusing on important women.
Women’s History Month Lesson Plans and Themes for Preschool
You can also decorate your classroom or homeschool space to get preschoolers excited about Women’s History Month. I love the idea of creating a bulletin board filled with famous faces for kids to see and explore all March. You can include historical figures like Susan B. Anthony or opt for important modern female figures like Gabby Douglas.
Women’s History Month Show and Tell
In addition to fun Women’s History Month crafts and decorations, you can set up some great activities too. One of my favorite Women’s History Month activities for preschoolers is to host a show and tell.
Ask each preschooler to plan to bring something special to share that belonged to their mother, grandmother, or aunt to share with the class. This Women’s History Month activity is a fun way to get everyone involved and help kids see that women’s history is part of their own individual history too.
Focus on Different Aspects of Women’s History
Focusing on different aspects of women’s history is another little trick I like to use to keep students engaged in the lessons for the month of March and help them take ownership of the celebrations.
Women have played important roles in education, government, healthcare, and the arts. Spend a week focusing on each of these different aspects of Women’s History to help your preschoolers understand their importance and connect with the field that most interests them too.
This would be a perfect time to tie in lessons about Community Helpers as well!
Women’s History Month Activities for Circle Time
Another way to organize your Women’s history month lesson plans is by creating circle time activities. Circle time is a great way to help preschoolers focus on the theme of the lesson and talk about important concepts.
Circle time is also the perfect time to read aloud to preschoolers. Choose books and media to share with your preschoolers that focus on celebrating Women throughout history.
My Favorite Books and Videos for Celebrating Women’s History Month
There are so many awesome Women’s History Month videos and books you can enjoy with your preschoolers this March. In addition to using this media to start conversations about Women’s History, you’ll be building print awareness and early reading skills.
Reading aloud to preschoolers is the very best way to help them fall in love with books and prepare to read independently in kindergarten.
Check out some of my favorite Women’s History Month books for March:
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Sonia Sotomayor: Turning Pages by Sonia Sotomayor
Ada Byron Lovelace & The Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark
She Persisted: Around the World by Chelsea Clinton
Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
I also really like incorporating videos into my preschool lessons. Videos are uniquely capable of engaging preschoolers because they incorporate both visual and auditory elements in a way that draws kids in and keeps them interested in the material.
Plus, you can easily stream short videos from YouTube in your preschool classroom that will hold even the shortest attention spans this March. Discover these inspiring Women’s History Month videos you can share with your preschool learners:
PBS Learning Media: Women’s History Month Video
Marvie Talks About Women’s History Month from Sesame Studios
PBS Learning Media: International Women’s Day
Wonder Grove Kids: Rosie the Riveter
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center’s Hidden Figures: Dorothy Vaughan
More Women’s History Month Resources and Ideas to Explore
There are so many fun and engaging Women’s History Month lesson plans, crafts, and resources you can explore with your preschoolers at home and in the classroom this March. Discover more of my favorites below:
Make an Astronaut Helmet
Have your preschoolers create their very own astronaut helmets to honor important Women’s History Month figures like Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, and Dorothy Vaughan. Get astronaut helmet craft instructions from All Kids Network.
Then, take your circle time to the next level by adding glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling. Have preschoolers lie on the floor, turn off the lights, and gaze at the stars through your astronaut helmets just as Sally Ride and Mae Jemison would have.
Women’s History Month Guess Who Game
A traditional game of Guess Who is filled with educational benefits for preschoolers. Kids can practice their descriptive skills, develop problem-solving skills, learn about strategy, and more.
This March, you can add a Women’s History Month themed spin to your preschool game of Guess Who for even more learning fun!
Print small pictures of key women’s historical figures.
You can add some of the figures mentioned above to tie in other Women’s History Month crafts and lessons. Then, upgrade the classic Guess Who game to this new version with instructions from A Crafty Teacher.
Build Cardboard Tube Race Cars
Create your very own race cars from recycled materials using instructions from Kids Craft Room. Then, learn about influential female race car drivers like Danica Patrick, a famous NASCAR driver, and Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500.
Finally, race your homemade cars to see who created the fastest cardboard tube race car.
Make Paper Airplanes
With this Women’s History Month craft, you’ll get to create airplanes in honor of famous women in the history of flight like Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman. Discover some really cool paper airplanes from Engineering Family to get you started.
Don’t forget to race your paper airplanes around the room or in the backyard for even more fun this March!
I hope I’ve inspired you to celebrate Women’s History Month with your preschoolers at home and in the classroom this March.
Please share your favorite ideas and activities for learning about Women’s History Month with preschoolers in the comments. I can’t wait to read them and try a few with my own preschool learners this March!