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
- Play “Red Light, Green Light” and learn about Inventor Garrett Morgan.
- Play a game of “Telephone” and learn about Inventor Granville T. Woods.
- Play “Chemistry Games” and learn about Scientist Percy Julian.
- Make a Toilet Paper Train and learn about Inventor and Engineer Elijah McCoy.
- Check out these pretend “Play Doctor” printables and learn about Dr. Patricia Bath.
- Play “Store/Shopping” and learn about Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker.
- Check out these Children’s Books from Family Education and Scholastic.
- Read these great ideas for “Teaching Your Child About Black History” from PBS Kids.
- Learn more about Black History Month from Reading Rockets.
- Fun and educational Black History Month printables from Here Wee Read and Education
- Join us on February 23rd for a 2.23 mile run in honor of Ahmaud Arbery. Check out our Chuze App for more information.
Chocolate Pom Pom’s!
What You Need:
- ½ Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips — melted
- 1 ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds
- 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
- 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
- Read books to celebrate diversity
- Learn about Black History Month
- 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.
- 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!
- Order takeout from a Black-Owned restaurant for dinner
Learn More About Members of Black History
- Shirley Chisholm – First Black Woman in Congress
- Florence Mills – Entertainer
- Michelle Obama – Former First Lady
- Barack Obama – 44th President of the United States
- Bessie Coleman – First Black Woman to obtain an International Pilot’s license.
- Anne Raven Wilkerson – Professional Dancer
- Carter G Woodson – Writer and Historian
- Thurgood Marshall – American Jurist and First Black Man to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Dr. Maya Angelou – Author and Poet
- Jackie Robinson – First Black Major League Baseball Player of Modern Times.
- Neil deGrassee Tyson – Astrophysicist
- Elizabeth Jennings Graham – Teacher
- Matthew Henson – First Person to Stand at the North Pole
- Wangari Maathai – Environmentalist, and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
- John Lewis – American Civil Rights Leader and Politician who served in Congress.
- Kobe Bryant – Professional Basketball Player
- Harriet Powers – American Folk Artist and Quilt Maker.
- Oprah Winfrey- Actress, Television Producer, and Philanthropist
- Simone Biles – Olympic Artistic Gymnast
- Charles Henry Turner- Research Biologist, Zoologist, and Comparative Psychologist.
- Serena Williams – Professional Tennis player
- Venus Williams – Professional Tennis player
- Katherine Johnson – Mathematician
- George Carver – Agricultural Scientist and Inventor
- Lewis Latimer – Inventor and Draftsman
- Benjamin Banneker – Scientist, Surveyor, Almanac Author and Farmer
- Harriet Tubman – Humanitarian
- Booker T. Washington – Advisor to Presidents of the United States
- Dred Scott – Slave who took legal action to get his freedom.
- James Weldon Johnson- Poet
- Colin Powell – Former Secretary of State
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Pastor, Humanitarian, Leader in the Civil Rights Movement
- Marian Anderson – Singer
- Mae Jemison – Astronaut, and Physician
- Rosa Parks – Activist in Civil Rights Movement
- Cut one large circle to be the middle of the flower and put your friend’s name on it
- Cut multiple small circles to be the petals and write positive affirmations about the person
- Cut a stem and a leaf
- 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.
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
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!