International Women’s Day is celebrated today, March 8th, and is such an exciting day to celebrate! My daughter and I were reading a book about pioneering women in medicine, such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon. She was horrified that girls were expected to be educated at home whilst boys went off to school and had adventures! Thankfully the world is changing, albeit slowly, and we ensure our daughter has as many opportunities as her older brother does.
International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th to commemorate the cultural, political, and socio-economic achievements of women. I thought it would be fun to suggest some ways to celebrate International Women’s Day with children.
How to celebrate International Women’s Day
There are so many fun ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. How about celebrating the women in your family, perhaps interviewing your sister, mother or grandmother and finding out more about them?
We love the idea of wearing purple which has been associated with women rights since the suffragist movement adopted the colour in the early 20th century. Purple is now the colour of International Women’s Day.
Research inspiring and influential women from Jane Austen to Anne Frank, Mary Seacole to Florence Nightingale, Queen Elizabeth II to Greta Thunberg.
Free International Women’s Day colouring sheets from Hobbycraft
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Read the amazing stories about real women in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girl books and enjoy doing a jigsaw puzzle featuring famous women.
Last year, Lego marked International Women’s Day with a special tribute set to Amelia Earhart. This year conservationist Jane Goodall is celebrated for her achievements as one of the most internationally renowned ethologists and conservationists. The small set helps teach children about Goodall’s pioneering study of wild chimpanzees which took place 60 years ago in Tanzania.The Jane Goodall set is available as a gift when purchasing Lego builds over £120.
What would you add to our list? Let me know how you will be celebrating International Women’s Day.
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