March is the perfect opportunity for kids to reflect on women’s rights and their achievements throughout history. Not only is March Women’s History month, but March the 8th is International Women’s Day. Let’s get thinking about the achievements, lessons learnt and even the challenges ahead for women with these 20 International Women’s Day writing prompts for kids.
20 International Women’s Day Writing Prompts for Kids:
- Choose any woman from history. What do you like about her, describe her appearance, her early life and her achievements? How would you react if you met her? Here are some ideas to help you:
- Your mom, grandma, sister or any other female family member
- Ada Lovelace
- Marie Curie
- Oprah Winfrey
- Princess Diana
- JK Rowling
- Malala Yousafzai
- Using your imagination, describe a powerful woman. What are her characterises? What would she look like? Draw a picture of her. What would be her favourite food, hobbies and key achievements?
- Write an acrostic poem using the words: Women, Respect and Equal.
- Write a letter to a famous woman of your choice congratulating her on her success and thanking her for the contributions she has made to women’s rights. You can write about how her achievements have impacted you and how you feel inspired by her work.
- What are some of the ways you respect the women in your life and how do you show them appreciation?
- Did you know that November the 19th is International Men’s Day? Why do you think that International Women’s Day receives more attention than the male version of the holiday?
- In today’s world, do you think that women have equal rights to men? Why or why not?
- Can you list some of the stereotypes people have about women? Why is stereotyping wrong?
- In the next 100 years, how do you think women’s rights will change? Will both genders ever be fully equal?
- It was not until 1928 that women over 21 were able to vote and had achieved the same voting rights as men in the UK. Why is the right to vote so important? What are the problems caused when voting rights are restricted to a certain group of people?
- List 3 women you respect and then 3 list men you respect. Think about their characteristics, achievements and job roles. Do you notice any differences? Why or why not?
- Imagine how life was like for women in the suffrage era. What roles did they have and how was their daily life like?
- What does the word “Feminist” mean to you? Does the world need more feminists? Why or why not?
- What can people do to prevent discrimination against women?
- Did you ever wanted to try an activity that just “for girls” or “for boys”? Did you try it out? And how did you feel when trying it out?
- Traditionally women have been expected to manage all domestic or household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry. Why is this?
- Today there is a pay gap of nearly 10% between women and men. While over 20 years it was nearly 20%. Why do you think it is taking so long to close the gap on equal pay?
- Think of a TV show you enjoy watching. How are female characters different from the male characters on the show?
- Using the following quote, how do you perceive strength? What makes a person strong? “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson
- What are some of the challenges women face today and how will these change in the next 10 to 20 years?
What are your plans for International Women’s Day?
Did these 20 writing prompts for International women’s day inspire you? And what do you plan on doing for International Women’s Day? Let us know in the comments.