You can’t have failed to notice that it’s World Book Day on Thursday (if you’re anything like us, the requests for elaborate costumes began a while back), but you might have missed that Friday 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.
Emmeline Pankhurst peg doll kit, £2.75, Cotton Twist x Thea Chops Books. This is the first in a series of Wonderful Women and such a great little kit for future feminists. We can’t wait to see which wonderful woman is next.
One of our favourite websites A Mighty Girl has lots of resources available – we love these free printable quotation posters, taken from That’s What She Said by Kimothy Joy. Choose from Maya Angelou, Marie Curie, Ruth Bader Ginsberg or Frida Kahlo.
More free printable posters, this time 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.