Many African American men and women have made significant contributions to our society, and Black History Month is a special time dedicated to celebrating their achievements. Free printables can increase children's familiarity with the names of these famous people and help them learn more about their accomplishments. Print a few of these worksheets to use with your children as you honor the contributions of African American leaders this February.
- Apples 4 the Teacher has word jumbles, coloring sheets, word searches and alphabetical order activities for Black History Month.
- The Constant Kindergartner on Teachers Pay Teachers has a printable poster featuring famous African Americans. Kids can color and label each of the faces.
- ABC Teach offers several free resources, including report planners, writing prompts and acrostic poem forms. Many of the printables on this site are available only to subscribers, but they also offer a good selection of free items.
- 3rd Grade Gridiron on Teachers Pay Teachers has a pack of Black History Month word searches for elementary students.
- Nick Jr.'s Black History Month printables include trading cards and activity packs featuring famous Americans.
- K12 Reader has a free word search featuring the names of leaders of the abolitionist and civil rights movements.
- Bree on Teachers Pay Teachers offers free biography sheets for children to complete. Each of the seven pages in this set features a famous African American. These worksheets are designed for kids in grades one through three.
- Gracehopper on Teachers Pay Teachers has a set of printable puzzles for young children to assemble. In addition to becoming familiar with famous African Americans, kids will work on number order and skip counting skills as they assemble these puzzles.
Black History Month is an important observance for all Americans. Studying some of the famous men and women who have made a difference in our nation can give your children a sense of pride in their American heritage. Hopefully, through the stories of these leaders, your kids will also catch a vision for how they can contribute to society in meaningful, long-lasting ways. As you and your children work on these free printables together, discuss how hard work, determination and perseverance can help anyone can be a force for good in his community.