National Women’s Equality Day – Activities for Kids

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In 1920, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women equal voting rights. The amendment declared: β€œthe 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 Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (part of the Iggy Peck Architect series),Click here (affiliate). You can watch AJ Michalka read this story aloud, courtesy of the Women’s National History Museum.

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.

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  1. Thank you so much for all that you do and the art practices you have helped us to create in our house πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    Women’s rights are entirely a thing to celebrate and I think it’s also ok to explicitly say that it was white women only who were given this right in 1920. I think it is important if we are to adequately equip our children to live in and improve the world they are growing up in that we teach the complexity of our history and give them something to continue to advocate for.

    Today with my daughter, I am taking your beautiful offering and celebrating the hard won battles by women for equal rights all along the way in our history, and looking at the work that still needs to be done to make sure the rights of ALL women are valued and respected.

    • Hi Syd, I agree with you and glad you raised this point. To that end, I think you’ll enjoy the second book recommendation on this list.

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