Black History Month Idea Guide

There’s no better time than Black History Month to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans and acknowledge the valuable role that cultural diversity plays in the United States. Churches, schools, and organizations from sea to shining sea hold special programs and observations in February that honor African Americans’ rich history, and Positive Promotions is proud to help. We hope you use the stories from our past contest winners and the ideas below for inspiration as you gear up for this year's event!

Think Big
It’s never too early to get children thinking about the future and how they can make a difference in the world. Teach them about African-American inventors as part of your Black History Month celebrations. Give young children “Let’s Learn About African-American Inventors” Educational Activities Books and older children “25 African-American Inventions That Changed The World” Educational Activities Books.
Faith Focused
Many churches hold special Black History Month events outside of Sunday services. Give members of your congregation extra incentive to attend these programs by offering the first 20 attendees to each gathering “We’ve Come This Far By Faith” Bible Marker/Glancers or Hand Fans.
Kindness Is Key
Remind people that being kind to one another is an important part of accepting and celebrating diversity. Spread the message of kindness by organizing a volunteering activity, such as helping out at a local soup kitchen. Provide those who participate with “Kindness Makes A Difference” T-Shirts to wear. After the volunteering event is finished, give them “Kindness Rocks” Link Silicone Bracelets as a “thank-you” gift.
Guess Who?
Test youngsters to see how much they know about important people in black history. Go through the “Celebrate Black History” African-American Knowledge Cards with each child in your class. Reward those who make at least three correct guesses with an “Remembering The Past, Shaping The Future” Pencil.
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