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Kids Club News: February 2021

Our February newsletter is all about community and Black History month. We have included some fun activities for you to honor and celebrate with your family.

Published: 2/1/21

Hello Kids Club Families!

Our February newsletter is all about community and Black History month. We have included some fun activities for you to honor and celebrate with your family this month. 

We would love to see how your family celebrates this month. Share your fun with us on Instagram #ChuzeFamily.

With all of our love,
The Chuze Fitness Kids Club Team

If your local Kids Club remains closed, not to worry! You won’t be charged Kids Club dues until we’re up and running again.

 

February Craft Calendar

 

Black History Month Activities For Kids

  1. Play “Red Light, Green Light” and learn about Inventor Garrett Morgan.
  2. Play a game of “Telephone” and learn about Inventor Granville T. Woods. 
  3. Play “Chemistry Games” and learn about Scientist Percy Julian
  4. Make a Toilet Paper Train and learn about Inventor and Engineer Elijah McCoy. 
  5. Check out these pretend “Play Doctor” printables and learn about Dr. Patricia Bath
  6. Play “Store/Shopping” and learn about Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker
  7. Check out these Children’s Books from Family Education  and Scholastic.
  8. Read these great ideas for “Teaching Your Child About Black History” from PBS Kids.
  9. Learn more about Black History Month from Reading Rockets.
  10. Fun and educational Black History Month printables from Here Wee Read and Education
  11. Join us on February 23rd for a 2.23 mile run in honor of Ahmaud Arbery. Check out our Chuze App for more information.

 

Snack Time

Chocolate Pom Pom’s!

What You Need:

  • ½ Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips — melted
  • 1 ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds

Preparation:

  • Line a mini muffin tin with liners. In each cup, add 2 tsps melted chocolate. 
  • Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top of the chocolate then drizzle with more melted chocolate.
  • Cover and refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and serve!

Candy Heart Cookies!

What You Need:

  • 1 (16.5oz.) Tube of sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 Cup Red, pink, and white sprinkles
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 2 Boxes of candy hearts

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar cookie dough and sprinkles.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, roll 2″ balls and roll in sugar. Place on baking sheets, at least 2″ apart then press the candy hearts into cookie dough.
  • Bake until cookies are set and beginning to turn golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely, then serve!

 

5 Ways to Support Your Community this Month

  1. Read books to celebrate diversity 
  2. Learn about Black History Month 
  3. Promote good values. Treat all people the way you want to be treated with kindness and fairness.  We are all different from each other in some ways AND we are the same in so many ways: inside we all have feelings and deserve to be happy. 
  4. Thank all of the wonderful delivery drivers that deliver our mail, packages, and food to us all every single day with a Printable Sign to give them so they know just how important they are to us!
  5. Order takeout from a Black-Owned restaurant for dinner

 

Learn More About Members of Black History

  1. Shirley Chisholm – First Black Woman in Congress
  2. Florence Mills – Entertainer
  3. Michelle Obama – Former First Lady
  4. Barack Obama – 44th President of the United States
  5. Bessie Coleman – First Black Woman to obtain an International Pilot’s license.  
  6. Anne Raven Wilkerson – Professional Dancer
  7. Carter G Woodson – Writer and Historian
  8. Thurgood Marshall – American Jurist and First Black Man to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. 
  9. Dr. Maya Angelou – Author and Poet
  10. Jackie Robinson – First Black Major League Baseball Player of Modern Times. 
  11. Neil deGrassee Tyson – Astrophysicist
  12. Elizabeth Jennings Graham – Teacher
  13. Matthew Henson – First Person to Stand at the North Pole 
  14. Wangari Maathai – Environmentalist, and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient 
  15. John Lewis – American Civil Rights Leader and Politician who served in Congress.
  16. Kobe Bryant – Professional Basketball Player
  17. Harriet Powers – American Folk Artist and Quilt Maker. 
  18. Oprah Winfrey- Actress, Television Producer, and Philanthropist 
  19. Simone Biles – Olympic Artistic Gymnast 
  20. Charles Henry Turner- Research Biologist, Zoologist, and Comparative Psychologist. 
  21. Serena Williams – Professional Tennis player
  22. Venus Williams – Professional Tennis player
  23. Katherine Johnson – Mathematician
  24. George Carver – Agricultural Scientist and Inventor
  25. Lewis Latimer – Inventor and Draftsman
  26. Benjamin Banneker – Scientist, Surveyor, Almanac Author and Farmer
  27. Harriet Tubman – Humanitarian
  28. Booker T. Washington – Advisor to Presidents of the United States
  29. Dred Scott – Slave who took legal action to get his freedom. 
  30. James Weldon Johnson- Poet
  31. Colin Powell – Former Secretary of State
  32. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Pastor, Humanitarian, Leader in the Civil Rights Movement
  33. Marian Anderson – Singer
  34. Mae Jemison – Astronaut, and Physician
  35. Rosa Parks – Activist in Civil Rights Movement

 

More Crafts!

Friendship Flower

Materials Needed: 

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker

Steps:

  1. Cut one large circle to be the middle of the flower and put your friend’s name on it
  2. Cut multiple small circles to be the petals and write positive affirmations about the person
  3. Cut a stem and a leaf
  4. Glue it together and send it to your friend!

 

“I Have a Dream” Cloud

Talk with your kids about the dreams that you have for the future and ask your children about their own dreams. Cut out cloud shapes and have your child write their dream onto the cloud. You can help little ones with this step. Then, have your child glue cotton balls onto the cloud and hang your dreams from the ceiling with a piece of ribbon.

 

Games

Sit Or Stand

What You Need:

Two players or more and open space to play

How To Play:

Form a circle and ensure each player is spread out six feet apart for social distancing.  

Have the group sit down.

Pick someone to be “The Caller” and have them stand in the middle.

The Caller will say “Stand up if…” and pick whatever they would like to say. 

Examples: “Stand up if…

  • …you have a brother/sister.”
  • …have a pet/no pet.”
  • …like broccoli/ doesn’t like broccoli.”
  • …play a sport/does not play a sport.”

The players in the group that this statement applies to will stand up.

The Caller will then pick a player that is standing to switch places with.

The New Caller will say “You all may sit down” and everyone will be back to sitting.

The New Caller then picks a different topic and says “Stand up if…”

You may play this game for as long as you want!

 

Black Leaders Word Search

 

Family Jokes

Q: What did one volcano say to the other?

A:  I lava you!

Q: Two waves had a race. Who won?

A: They tide!

Q: What do you call it when a dinosaur makes a goal with a soccer ball?

A: A dino-score!

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