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March 3, 2024

4 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day With Kids 

1. Throw a women’s empowerment dance party 2. Watch a film with a strong female lead 3. Read kid-friendly biographies about influential women 4. Draw your female hero

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According to the International Women’s Day website, International Women’s Day is a day meant to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. And everyone, everywhere can take part in this global celebration.

While some International Women’s Day topics might be too advanced for your toddler and preschooler, introducing the foundations of the celebration in ways they will enjoy and understand is achievable.

But teaching your children about past and present influential women and women’s equality isn’t something that should only happen on March 8th or throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month. It’s something that should naturally occur day-to-day so that our younger generations grow up with not only an understanding of the holiday but also empathy and the idea that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.

So, how can you celebrate International Women’s Day with your kids? Here are our ideas!

Activities to Celebrate International Women’s Day With Your Kids

1. Throw a women’s empowerment dance party

Clear a space in your house for your kids to dance the afternoon away, open up your favorite music streaming app, and search kid-friendly International Women’s Day playlists like this one. Before you hit ‘shuffle’, quickly scan the listed songs to ensure they are applicable and appropriate for your kiddo.

This activity will expend some much needed energy, but it’ll also introduce your kids to songs written and performed by strong female artists. 

2. Watch a film with a strong female lead

Who doesn’t love a good movie night? Cuddle up on your couch or in your favorite movie-watching space, and find a kid-friendly movie that showcases a strong female lead. Disney’s “Encanto” would be a great option! Set in Colombia, it’s rich in Spanish influence, so your child will not only learn about the ins and outs of a strong female character but also about the Latin American culture.

3. Read kid-friendly biographies about influential women

There are loads of kid-friendly biographies out there, and they present the perfect opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day with kids. Look for biographies about influential women for kids at your local library or bookstore, and cozy up for storytime with your little one. 

Reading about past and current female leaders introduces them to bits of history at an early age. It might inspire imaginative play and invoke curiosity that leads to questions about those you read about. 

4. Draw your female hero

Ask your child to draw their favorite female hero on a piece of paper. This will get their wheels turning by encouraging them to think about the women in their life that they personally know and those they learn about. There is no right or wrong answer for this assignment. If they finish quickly, you can even ask them to draw multiple figures so they spend a bit more time on this activity. 

Once they wrap up their drawings, opt for hanging it up on your fridge or somewhere else your child frequently passes so that they’re often reminded of the female heroes in their lives.

Along with our ideas to celebrate International Women’s Day with kids, feel free to get creative and dream up other ideas that celebrate the influential women in your kid’s life. Women’s History Month is all throughout March, so you can extend these activities all month long. But as previously mentioned, it’s just as important to incorporate similar activities throughout the year so that women’s equality, accomplishments, and abilities are organically talked about and celebrated.

As a Spanish immersion daycare and preschool, we educate on all major holidays to promote inclusion, which is why it’s perfect that this year’s 2024 campaign theme for International Women’s Day (#IWD2024) is #InspireInclusion! The themes are different each year, but this one in particular lends itself to what we hope to emulate as an educational institution and instill in the children in our classrooms.

If you’re interested in learning more about our values and curriculum as a Spanish immersion daycare and preschool, find a center near you to schedule a tour.

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