A simple Harriet Tubman craft for kids to create at home or in the classroom.
Make this Harriet Tubman craft if you’re celebrating Black History Month in February or plan on learning about Women’s History Month in March.
This is our first craft that we create for Black History Month. Make sure to come back to check out more crafts of influential African Americans.
Our second Harriet Tubman craft focuses on her lantern and includes a writing activity with timeline.
Who was Harriet Tubman?
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland. Together with two of her brothers, she ran away and escaped slavery. She led to freedom several enslaved people through the Underground Railroad.
During the Civil War, Tubman worked for the Union Army as a cook, nurse and spy.
After the war she retired in Auburn, New York. Here she established a home for elderly African Americans.
She became an icon of courage and freedom and is known as the “Moses of her people“
Harriet Tubman craft
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How to make the craft
The template comes with two versions:
1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Glue the scarf at the top of the body.
Glue the head and body together.
Add the hat on top of the head.
Glue the eyes onto the head.
Use a black marker to draw a smile.