If you have school-age children, it won't have escaped your notice that it’s World Book Day tomorrow (if you’re anything like us, the requests for elaborate costumes began a while back), but you might have missed that Sunday is International Women’s Day. We’ll be doing our annual round up of empowering books on the day, but, in the meantime, these fun resources will help get children thinking about why we even need a day to celebrate the achievement of women around the world.
Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders Activity Book by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury, RRP £5.99). Look out for the latest book in this engaging series, which focuses on female environmental campaigners.
Free printable posters from Nevertheless. We love these vibrant tributes to eight women who’ve had huge success in the STEM industries, including astronaut Mae Jemison, GPS innovator Gladys West and DNA discoverer Rosalind Franklin.
These sheets from Alpha Mom are great – we used them for our IWD Woodcraft Folk session last year and the children loved choosing a role model, drawing and colouring them and writing a sentence about their choice.
And, finally, we adore Rosie Revere, the wannabe inventor and her riveting (sorry!) Great Aunt Rose. So we’re all over these activity sheets that you can print onto A4, then make a Rosie plane or help perfect the blades on her Rosie-copter.