Black history is one of the reasons I taught my children at home for the early grades.
Black History Month is wonderful, but I wanted my children to learn about the accomplishments of African-Americans all year round.
When we homeschooled, we learned about so many fascinating people right from the start.
Since I’m passionate about the topic, I still like to share black history resources for educators who observe Black History Month. And that’s why these black history figure coloring pages are so helpful for early grade education!
These are a fun and simple way to introduce students to 36 African-Americans they may not have learned about.
They’re simple enough for early learners, but they also include facts about each person for older students.
And they’re a great springboard for further research!
Read on to see how to get your set.
If you’re looking for more ways to introduce these notable Black Americans to students, take a look at our printable and digital Black History matching puzzles too!
Living Color History! Black History Figure Coloring Pages
These are wonderful for art extension if you’ve been learning about any of these figures with your class.
And, if you’d like to broaden your black history knowledge, these figures are a great place to start!
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Comb binding machine (optional)
- Binding combs (optional)
- Astrobright paper (optional)
These coloring sheets feature realistic depictions of 36 different notable African-Americans!
Plus, a blurb about what they accomplished in their careers and in history.
This resource includes coloring pages for:
- Arthur Ashe
- Barack Obama
- Condoleezza Rice
- Jackie Robinson
- Mae Jemison
- Oprah Winfrey
- Ruby Bridges
- W.E.B. DuBois
- and many more!
How to Use Black History Coloring Pages with Students
There are several ways to use this resource with your students.
Naturally, they’re a great fit for use during Black History Month.
But, if you’re planning a year-long unit, there are 36 individuals featured. So you can bind the entire resource and focus on one individual per week.
You can print the resource at half size and place the pages on a ring for review.
Or, print the pages on colorful paper at 25%. Students can cut the pages apart and make a Black history booklet!
You can even challenge students to find out an interesting fact or two about the person on their sheet. Let them share what they learned the next day in class!
Get a look at all of the Black Americans featured in these black history coloring sheets below!
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