Kid’s African American Inventions Word Search Puzzle


Black History Month Activities

February is Black History Month.  During the month of February, we celebrate the accomplishments of our African American inventors.  African American heroes and many others who have made a contribution to the country are celebrated too.  You can educate your kids using printables that are engaging.

I think it’s important to shed light on the accomplishments of those who helped build our country.  Unfortunately, many were not recognized for their contributions.  Even now, some people believe that many African American contributions have been diminished.   There’s a debate as to whether or not we should continue Black History Month.

However, I will participate in the celebration as long as it’s being celebrated.  I just like to have a good time regardless.  In my opinion, children should learn about everyone’s contribution to our country.  Most importantly, they should not take things for granted.  Our country is great because of the diverse people who have made a contribution.

Finally, many African Americans have contributed to America’s history.  They invented the cellular phone, door knob, refrigerator, guitar and more.  I believe as parents and grandparents, it is our responsibility to teach our children about American’s history.

Black History Month Activities

As a result, I created this word search on inventions made by African Americans. Its appropriate for ages 8+.  The kids may know the inventions, but they may not know that they were invented by African Americans.  Have them google the invention, so they can become familiar with the inventor.

This is a great way to have a family discussion. If not in your home, than their grandparents home.  Turn it into a fun, educational game.  It’s perfect for a road trip too.  You can download the printable here.

Have fun with the kids.  Also, be sure to check back for additional Black History posts.  You may also like:  African American Inventors.