Amelia Earhart Activities for Kids
The following set of activities, adaptable for grades K-3, provide parents and educators with ideas for reinforcing learning about Amelia Earhart. They are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Amelia Earhart topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, interactive games, printable activities, and more.
Classroom Activities for Teaching About Amelia Earhart
Invite students to write a speech honoring Amelia Earhart for her accomplishments, both as an aviator and a women’s rights activist. To help them recall details, encourage them to watch the Amelia Earhart movie again, and create a map using Make-a-Map to help them prepare writing their speeches. We recommend having students create a spider map in the tool. As they watch, encourage them to take notes on Earhart’s many accomplishments. After the movie, have them use their notes to write their speeches. Invite students to make their speeches to the class.
Great Women Exhibit
Invite students to each select a different ground-breaking woman. She can be from long ago or today. If they need help, you can provide a list of ideas (e.g., Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks) Have them research the woman they choose and create a poster that features the woman’s greatest accomplishments. Create an exhibit by displaying the posters around the classroom. Invite other classes to tour your Greatest Women exhibit and have your students stand next to their posters, sharing what they learned as visitors stop by.
Write the names of women leaders and role models on small pieces of paper, fold them up and put them in a container. Invite a volunteer to select one. Make sure the student knows who the woman is. Then prompt the class to ask the students yes/no questions until they guess the person. The student who identifies the woman gets to pick the next one.
Family and Homeschool Activities for Teaching About Amelia Earhart
I Spy a Great Woman
Take a trip to the library and explore the shelves featuring biographies. Play I Spy a Great Woman. Find a book on the shelf of a woman your child will know. Say, “I spy a book about a woman who…” and fill in with what she is famous for doing. For example, if it’s Amelia Earhart, you might say “I spy a woman who was the first to fly across the Atlantic.” Take turns being the one to spy.
Have your child imagine she or he is Amelia Earhart. Have them pick an important event or moment in her life and write a diary entry about it. It might be the first time she flew in a plane, taking her first transatlantic flight, making a speech about women’s rights, or taking off for her flight around the world.