Happy International Women’s Day!

Aodhan and I have been celebrating Women’s Day since the early hours of the morning by making these paper dolls.

I found the template here and spent some time talking about some important women, including: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I and the women who are in our immediate lives.

Aodhan is 2.5, so I kept the chit-chat pretty limited and spent more time looking at some stunning art work by Kahlo, O’Keefe and Emily Carr. We got to work decorating our paper dolls and while we worked we talked about why women are being celebrated today and some of the important discoveries and achievements of women – both contemporary and historical. I also talked very briefly about how some women are treated differently simply because they are women, and in some cases because of other reasons like colour of skin, physical abilities, and level of income.

I was pretty pleased by how excited he was to create these paper dolls. We made Marie Curie, Queen Elizabeth I, Rosa Parks, my mom, and Aodhan’s best buddy G. They are currently on the floor with his diggers and I am curious to see how they will feature in our play today!

What are you doing for Women’s Day?

I am linking up to these great parties! (all run by women!!!)

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3 Responses to International Women’s Day Paper Dolls

  1. What a lovely, meaningful way to celebrate!

    Thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory!

  2. Lori says:

    Thanks for sharing on Thinky Linky Thursday. This is a great activity for the age and they turned out great!

  3. So cute! And what a great day to celebrate!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


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