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Each day, join LittleGuide on a themed adventure full of activities, crafts, nature and games that will help you and your littles have fun at home. Today we celebrate the women of the world for Women’s History Month.
March is Women’s History Month and the time to ‘Remember the ladies‘ past and present, famous and familiar who help make the world what it is.
8:00 AM – On Wednesdays we wear pink, especially when it’s Women’s History Month.
9:00 AM – Julia Child was a television cooking host who taught families to have fun in the kitchen. Have fun with your littles and invite them help you cook. Start with breakfast! Here are our favorite recipes and easy ways to put those little hands to work.
10:00 AM – Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing and nurses are at the frontline of the current COVID-19 crisis. Pull out the crafting supplies and make cards you can send to your local hospital to brighten someone’s day. If you’re looking for guidance in how to talk to your kids about the situation, Amanda put together a great list of talking points for parents.
11:00 AM – Head outside and be like gold medal Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Try track and field activities in the backyard – Jump over a hurdle, see how high you can jump, how far you can throw, and how fast you run. Track your times and beat your own best.
12:00 PM – Healthy lunch for kids was an important cause of former First Lady, Michelle Obama. In 2016 she helped put together a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook with recipes submitted by KIDS from across the country. Check out the book (pdf online) and make your favorite recipe.
1:00 PM – Quiet Time – Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady, stateswoman and humanitarian. For over 25 years she wrote about her activities in a newspaper column called My Day. Start chronicling your day in a journal that your kids write on their own or that you do as a family.
2:00 PM – Science time. Marie Curie is a Nobel Prize winning scientist. A woman has won the prestigious honor 54 times since 1901, check out the list of winner and show your kids what these incredible women accomplished in their fields. Then try your own chemistry experiment with household items.
3:00 PM – Watch your favorite female heroes on screen. Need ideas? Little kids will love to meet historical figures on PBS’ Xavier Riddle series and older kids will enjoy the reboot of Carmen San Diego on Netflix or Diary of A Future President on Disney+.
5:00 PM – While you prepare dinner, let the kids try a free downloadable activity from Girls Who Code.
6: 00 PM – Make a Hero Self Portrait. There are all kinds of heroes in this world and teach your kids to be one too.
7:00 PM – Cuddle up and listen to Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls the podcast.
8:00 PM – Bedtime! You survived.
We know that times are hard and resources can be scarce. Please note that these activities are simply meant to be a guide to help you fill the day and inspire ideas that fit your family. Try all of the activities, just a couple, or simply watch a movie and cuddle on couch – whatever makes your family feel happy and safe during times of uncertainty is the best thing to do.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..