Grade Levels: K-3

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Rosa Parks. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Rosa Parks topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.

Classroom Activities for Teaching About Rosa Parks

Follow the Leader

Discuss the traits of a good leader together. What makes a good leader? How does a leader act? What does a leader do? Then have students choose a leader and write an autobiography or profile about him or her. Encourage your students to be creative, making posters or books, or illustrating their writing with photographs or drawings. Have students share their work with the whole class.

Campaign for Change

Together with your class, discuss changes your students would like to see in their school or community. Students might want additional parks or playgrounds, safer streets, or a better recycling program in their neighborhood. Choose a cause together and find ways to get the word out. You can start a letter writing campaign to send to a message to your community’s leaders or start an organization that helps increase awareness. Help your students become active, engaged members of their communities.

Family and Homeschool Activities for Teaching About Rosa Parks


Help your child become an active community member! Together volunteer for an organization in your town or neighborhood. You and your child can help clean up a park, volunteer at the local library, help raise money for a school, or raise awareness with a poster or letter writing campaign. Get involved with your community and help make a difference.

In Memory

Nearly every town or community has a statue, plaque, road, or public space named after someone. Some of these are named after people whose contributions have been forgotten. Together, do research to find out why the person is being honored. Research resources at your local library or on the Internet to learn more.

Filed as:  K-3, Rosa Parks, Social Studies