Children's book illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, has really fun Women's History Month coloring pages for you today: Women Cards! The women cards feature eight women who have worked for good and changed the world. Some of these women may be familiar faces but a few will be new to you and your children and these women coloring pages are a fun and creative way to learn about famous women in history and today.
Melanie formatted her women in history coloring pages into a trading card format. Wouldn't it be fun for kids to hand these cards out to their friends? Then everyone can learn and be inspired by these awesome and fearless ladies. Better yet, since these are only 8 of thousands of awesome women, children (boys and girls alike) can design and make more cards. How about a deck of 52? There's a challenge for you.
Instructions to make the women cards:
Download the Women's History Month coloring pages here (by clicking here you agree to our terms of service* see below): Women Cards Coloring Pages
Print out, preferably on thick paper or card stock.
Color as desired.
Cut out into 8 separate cards.
Learn more about the women (see below for more, then head to the library).
Optional: Write a few facts about each woman's accomplishments on the back of her card.
Optional: Design your own women cards to celebrate more women that inspire you.
Now go out there and play your woman card!
Who's on the women cards?
Malala Yousafzai - Pakistan. Education advocate. Youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Lyda Conley - USA. The first Native American to argue a case before the Supreme Court. First woman admitted to the Kansas bar.
Dolores Huerta - USA. Labor leader and social justice activist. Co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association.
Ada Lovelace - England. 19th C. mathematician and writer. Considered to have written one of the first computer programs.
Wangari Maathai - Kenya. Environmentalist, founder of the Green Belt Movement. 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Suman Singh Chauhan - India. Women's rights activist. Leader in the Gulabi Gang, a group that pushes back against a culture of domestic violence.
Sadako Ogata - Japan. Diplomat, author and academic. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000.
Fannie Lou Hamer - USA. Civil rights and voting rights activist.
A few more coloring pages to print:
- Peace Coloring Page
- Children's Book Coloring Page: Aunt Lilly's Laundromat
- Multicultural Kids Coloring Page
A note from Melanie:
Original art from the 200+ greeting cards published throughout my career sell for hundreds of dollars. Now you can collect my art and save money. Frame limited edition, hand-signed autograph vintage greeting cards printed on durable thick glossy stock. These greeting cards were sold in the 1980's and 1990's and are Out-of-Print. 5x7 for a front card image; 7x10 for an image on the card's back and front. Fits standard sized frames. Frames not included. THANK YOU.
I also have some great picture book lists to read during Women's History Month (and all year long!)
- Picture Book Biographies about African-American Women (Chapter Books, too)
- Kids' Books for Women's History Month
- Children's Books about Women in Politics and Women Activists
See all of Melanie’s coloring pages:
Meet the illustrator:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is. Her very popular Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
I’m sure you know a kid who likes diggers. Or mermaids? Or subways? Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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