Awesome Gifts for Activist Kids
I’m always looking for meaningful gifts for my kids, and as my son is getting older and seeing me more active in social justice and activism, I want him to be inspired by the stuff around our home. I want to be very intentional about the things I get him, so if I am going to bring toys, books and other things, including clothing, I’d prefer for them to have meaning, and that they teach him something positive, something that is going to inspire him to be kind to others, for example, and that teaches him about the world around him.
So, without further ado, here is this list of gifts for activist kids. I hope you find something here you like!
Activist Tees by Mixed Up Clothing
Price: $25 each
That awful phrase, “Boy Will Be Boys” got a remake!
If you buy this (bilingual!) book you’re supporting Families Belong Together and teaching your kids to love all people, regardless of where they come from. This beautiful coloring book has illustrations from over 80 professional artists from around the world.
This journal, I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions is filled with cool activities like: Writing love notes to your body parts, drawing yourself climbing a mountain, writing a letter to an elected representative. Bonus: It has original artwork developed by female artists.
This beautiful board book features inspiring ladies from Amelia Earhart to Frida, Malala, Rosa Parks and many more!
Some of the proceeds will benefit UNICEF Australia.
Price: $20.95 (at time of this writing this book is on sale)
Introduce your feminist-in-training to strong female figures, from Rosa Parks to Billie Jean King.
Great family fun with this 500 piece puzzle of awesome women like Rosa Parks, Lucille Ball and Frida Kahlo, among others.
24 pieces, for the little ones to work on their memory while learning about strong women.
This book will teach your little ones about courageous people like Martin Luther King, Jr, Gandhi and others.
The possibilities are endless with these magnetic family shapes! Create all types of people, all types of families! Kids love magnets and this set will definitely keep them occupied.
This award winning set (it was the Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature) is perfect for older children who want to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement from a true life hero: John Lewis!
This journal will help young activists write down their thoughts and has inspirational words and artwork from MARCH, John Lewis’ biography.
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons
This book shows that boys can be many things, and anything they want to be! This book discusses gender roles and comes with a message: The message is: masculinity can mean many things. It is recommended for middle school boys.
A guided journal perfect for girls 8-12 years old, that will help them learn about themselves, imagine themselves as strong girls and inspire them every day.
Kids can build towers and learn about strong women!
Sold by UnCommon Goods
Handmade by artisans in Michigan. $64.