August 26 is National Women’s Equality day in the U.S.
In 1920, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women equal voting rights. The amendment declared: “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any other State on account of sex.”
Whether you live in the U.S. or somewhere else, equal voting rights are worth celebrating.
6 ways to celebrate National Women’s Equality Day with children:
Read Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for their Rights. Click here. (affiliate)
Become a Junior Suffragist with the National Park Service, with this workbook from the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.
Try a recipe from the 1886 Women’s Suffrage Cookbook, which was used to raise money for the movement. It’s fun to flip through and see how recipes were written and read what ingredients were used (1 gallon of molasses + a pound of lard!).
Look at historical photos from the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington D.C.
Download these Women’s Equality printables (coloring pages and information sheets) to teach your child about this day from a child-friendly site.