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Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month encourages everyone to ‘dig deeper’, ‘look closer,’ and ‘think bigger’. Here are some activities to help you participate.

These activities encourage young people to think about the contributions, achievements, and history of Black people in the UK. It’s an opportunity to recognise this and learn more.

Timeline for a change

Get creative, get moving and create a timeline of black British history.

Suitable for: 6-14s | Takes: 1hr

Make a timeline for change >
Black history who’s who

Put your detective hat on and learn about famous black people through history.

Suitable for: 11-18s | Takes: 1hr

Discover Black History heroes >
Recycled rocket jet pack

Learn about Mae Jemison and build your own recycled rocket jet pack.

Suitable for: 4-10s | Takes: 60 mins

Make a recycled rocket jet pack >
Art from the heart

Learn about Rosa Parks’ activism and become a craftivist.

Suitable for: 8-18s | Takes: 60 mins

Try craftivism >
The tag game

Use these quick games to introduce the idea of affinity bias and what we share in common, even when we’re different.

Suitable for: 11-18s | Takes: 20 mins

Learn about affinity bias >
Night at the movies

Set up your screen and learn about black history and culture by sharing a cinematic experience.

Suitable for: 8-18s | Takes: 2hrs

Have a movie night >
Equity spaghetti

Work together to achieve a shared goal, and explore how it feels to be on the receiving end of differential treatment.

Suitable for: 6-18s | Takes: 30 mins

Play equity spaghetti >
Spoon puppet superheroes

Choose a black person or fictional character who inspires you and create the perfect spoon puppet.

Suitable for: 4-18s | Takes: 60 mins

Create spoon puppet superheroes >