This Harriet Tubman craft and writing activity with timeline is great for kids to make for Black History Month in February or Women’s History Month in March.
We have recently started to create crafts for the Black History Month. Our first craft was a Harriet Tubman craft.
I wanted to go beyond creating Harriet Tubman in a craft and give kids opportunity to learn or review her timeline as well as write in their own words what they think about the influential African American.
If with our first craft you can make Tubman’s face, the craft included in this activity is a lantern. Why a lantern?
Harriet Tubman used a lantern in the night to help enslaved people find their way to freedom. She did this through the Underground Railroad.
The writing prompt starts with “Harriet Tubman was brave because…”and it’s in primary and single lined paper. I have also included a version without the word “brave” (“Harriet Tubman was…..because…”) to give kids an opportunity to add their own adjective to define Tubman.
Harriet Tubman’s timeline of events
The timeline of Harriet Tubman’s life is at the bottom of the writing paper. Kids will have to cut out the six photos and glue them under the correct year.
1820 – Harriet was born into slavery in Maryland
1849 – Harriet ran away to Pennsylvania to find freedom
1850 – Harriet helped slaves escape
1861- Harriet was a cook, nurse and spy during the Civil War
1903 – Harriet donated her house for old and poor African Americans
1913 – Harriet died in Auburn, New York
Harriet Tubman Craft and Writing Activity
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How to make the Harriet Tubman craft
Glue the top at the top of the lantern.
Glue the bottom at the bottom of the lantern.
Add the handles to the sides of the lantern.
Glue the lantern at the top of the writing prompt.