It is the responsibility of parents and educators alike to supply girls with resources for developing strong, intelligent, and compassionate characters. Because March is Women’s History Month, it is the perfect time to encourage the young ladies we know to lead meaningful lives that make a difference. In honor of this celebration of Women’s history, Red Apple Reading is sharing some of our favorite inspirational resources for girls.
- Amelia Earhart Group Mosaic Project – Looking for something crafty to do with a group of kids during Women’s History Month? This fun project found on Teachers Pay Teachers might be exactly what you are searching for! Each child gets a piece of the mosaic to color according to instruction. Finally, when all the pieces of the mosaic are put together, Amelia Earhart’s image is revealed!
- Her-Stories in History Virtual Quilt – A unique approach to learning about famous females who changed history –this virtual quilt is made up of 31 pictures of important historical women. Simply click on the picture of the person you want to learn about and get a brief bio of her life and achievements!
- A Mighty Girl – This wonderful website is chock full of toys, books, movies, and clothing that inspire girls to be intelligent, strong, and brave. Visit A Mighty Girl today and peruse all the amazing resources available for your mighty girl!
- Our Story – If you’re searching for stories and activities to do together for Women’s History Month, then check out Our Story. Your family will learn about all kinds of events in American history. Check out these exciting resources about the women’s suffrage movement!
- Bio.com – This website is a fantastic resource for girls who wish to learn more about inspiring women . Simply type in the name of the person you are interested in and watch a short video and read a synopsis about her life. Check out this one about Ruby Bridges!
- Goldie Blox Construction Sets – Only 14% of engineers in the world are women. The Goldie Blox toy company is seeking to change that statistic by creating fun building sets with accompanying stories that help girls improve their spatial skills while simultaneously utilizing their strong verbal skills. Take a look at the different construction sets that are available for your little engineer!
- Books About Women Who Changed History – No Time for Flashcards has compiled a list of 12 picture books about women who made a difference in their world. Check out these inspiring reads today – they will encourage the girls in your life to dream big!
- Girl Scouts – In March of 1912 Juliette Gordon Low held the very first Girl Scout meeting. Girl Scouts has been empowering girls ever since. The mission of the scouts is to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place”. For more information on Girl Scouts, visit their website today.
We hope you will take advantage of these excellent resources this month. Leave us a comment below telling us which is your favorite!