BHM: Notable Figures Matching Game

BHM notable figures matching game

My kids love playing games. This Black History Month I wanted to create a memory/conversation game. The goal was to see what they remember from these Historic and Notable Figures. I made the first one simple with very familiar faces. 

This version of our matching game included Ruby Bridges, Bessie Coleman, Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks, Dr. MLK Jr. and Jackie Robinson. These are all people we’ve discussed with the kids since they were little. Many are also discussed at school. 

The goal was to not only match them but figure explain which piece goes with who and why. 

I’ve made this version of our game into a printable so you too can play with your kids. 

Black History Month matching game

To keep the game fair I glued the printable to a piece of cardstock. It helps to make the cards sturdy and also non-transparent. 


BHM matching game  

Cut your cards out and flip them upside down and see who knows the most notable figures this Black History.

Don’t forget to get your free printable!

 black history free printable


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Black History Month Blog Hop on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our fourth annual Black History Month series and giveaway! Follow along all month long as we explore the rich history and cultures of Africa and African-Americans. Be sure to enter our giveaway below and link up your own posts at the bottom of the page.

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  From World of EPI: Winner’s choice of 18″ doll US Shipping Only From Penguin Kids: I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.; I Am Rosa Parks; and I Am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer From Quarto Knows: A Stork in a Baobab Tree by Catherine House: Who is King? by Beverley Naidoo; The Fire Children retold by Eric Maddern; Thank you, Jackson by Niki Daly US Shipping Only From Bino & Fino: DVD set US Shipping Only From RiverFrog Publishing: Bella’s Adventures in Africa by Rebecca Darko and Rutendo Muzambi Black History Month Giveaway on Multicultural Kid Blogs - 1st Prize

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  From Penguin Kids: I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.; I Am Rosa Parks; and I Am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer From Candlewick Press: Jazz Day by Roxane Orgill; X: A Novel by Kekla Magoon and Ilyasah Shabazz; Voice of Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford US Shipping Only a Rafflecopter giveaway

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