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Ways to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Kids

Ways to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Kids

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the perfect opportunity to dive into the rich culture of these individuals and celebrate their achievements. If you want to celebrate with your kids, but not sure where to start, we teamed up with the Huntsville-Madison County Library to compile a helpful list of books and rounded up some educational videos as well as a couple movies and shows to enjoy together.

Don’t miss our friends at the Huntsville CVB’s list of local places in the Rocket City to celebrate AA and NAPI culture and cuisine with your family!

Books that Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Reading is a great way to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – after all, it’s stories that make up our culture and history. Here at Rocket City Mom, we’re big fans of using books to tackle racism, talk about bodies with toddlers and preschoolers, and celebrate different holidays. That’s why we teamed up with the library to compile this list of books to make it even easier to celebrate.

Picture Books: 

The cover of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners features a young Asian girl holding a pink flower.
Reading stories by and about Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders can be a great way to celebrate their culture.

Middle Grade Books:


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Books are a great way to explore different cultures.

Young Adult Books:

Visit the library to explore several of these titles.

Things to Watch During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

These short videos and movies are another great way to learn more about AAPI and experience the history and stories of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders.

All About Asia for Kids

Dwayne Johnson Talks About Moana & Culture

Sal Khan & the Khan Academy


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Ellison Ozinuka – The First Asian American Astronaut

Movies on Disney Plus 

  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Raya & the Last Dragon
  • Turning Red
  • Mulan
  • Big Hero 6
  • Moana
  • Bao (Short)
  • Families can also enjoy various National Geographic features on the countries/regions that make up Asia & the Pacific Islands.

Get Crafty

After you’ve finished reading and watching some of the Asian American & Pacific Islander stories, the kids will love channeling their creativity. Check out some of these crafts for ideas for every level kid.

 

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