This Rosa Parks 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. These past few days we have been focusing on Rosa Parks, creating a simple Rosa Park craft and a Rosa Parks color and write activity.
I wanted to go beyond creating Rosa Parks 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 Parks’ face, the craft included in this activity is a bus. Why a bus?
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus in 1955. Her actions inspired the leaders of the black community to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The writing prompt starts with “Rosa Parks was brave because…”and it’s in primary and single lined paper. I have also included a version without the word “brave” (“Rosa Parks was…..because…”) to give kids an opportunity to add their own adjective to define Parks.
Rosa Parks’ timeline of events
The timeline of Rosa Parks’ life is at the bottom of the writing paper. Kids will have to cut out the six photos and glue them in order.
- Rosa was born in Alabama.
- Rosa refused to give her seat to a white man on a bus.
- Rosa was arrested and sent to jail.
- Many people protested and the law was changed.
- Rosa received the Medal of Freedom.
- Rosa died at the age of 92.
Rosa Parks craft and writing activity
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- Rosa Parks template
- Cardstock paper: yellow, gray and white
How to make the Rosa Parks craft
Glue four windows at the top of the bus.
Glue two wheels at the bottom of the bus.
Add the bus at the top of the writing prompt.