The kits highlight inspiring African American women. | Source: Kids Crafts/The Toy Insider

Motivate kids to become trailblazers this Black History Month with Kids Crafts’ collection of activity kits based on inspiring African American women who made history.

Kids can create a unique wall hanging with the Brave Like Rosa Punch Needle Craft Kit. Rosa Parks did not set out to change the world when she took her bus ride one day, but she exhibited great bravery by saying “nah.” Now this craft kit will help encourage kids to make a statement and stand up for what they believe in. The kit includes a punch needle, an embroidery hoop, a stenciled canvas, black and yellow yarn, felt stickers, pompom fringe, non-toxic fabric glue, string, and a rod for hanging. Kids will also find a set of LeadHER questions intended to engage conversation and discovery. 

The kits come with engaging LeadHER questions. | Source: Kids Crafts

Kids can learn all about Dr. Maya Angelou with the Speak Like Maya Rainbow Wall Hanging Craft Kit, with materials to create a one-of-a-kind, colorful wall hanging that will put the rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Dr. Angelou was never afraid to speak up for what she believed in, especially through her books, poems, and performances. Encourage kids that their voice matters with this kit, which includes a braided seagrass rainbow, nine different shades of yarn, seven matching pompoms, string for hanging, and a list of LeadHER questions.

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The Climb Like Amanda Empowerment Journal Craft Kit is inspired by the now-famous poem “The Hill We Climb,” performed by Amanda Gorman at the Presidential Inauguration in 2021. At only 22 years old, Gordon inspired millions by battling stage fright and delivering her words with confidence. Kids can unleash their creativity with this journaling kit, which includes a hardcover, wire-bound journal; a glitter pen; decorative stickers; enamel paperclips; a bookmark; and washi tape. 

Perfect for preteens, these uplifting craft kits are available for $24.99 each on Amazon.

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Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty is an editorial intern at Adventure Media & Events. She is a senior at Iona University in New Rochelle, New York, where she studies digital media and production. In her free time, Maggie can be found watching Conan O’Brien videos on YouTube, reading biographies of Lyndon B. Johnson, or listening to the Succession soundtrack.