February is Black History Month in the United States, a time to commemorate African-Americans, their culture and contribution to the fabric of the nation. In honor of Black History Month, we've assembled a number of free puzzle and games with themes related to African-American history, heroes and holidays.
Black History Word Search GamesSolving word search puzzles is a fun way for children to learn new vocabulary and become better wordsmiths. At Black History Word Search Puzzles, you'll find free online word search games as well as printable worksheets pertaining to African-American History in the United States. These word games range in difficulty from easy, ten-word puzzles to challenging 36-word games. The topics covered include slavery, famous African-Americans and black history in general.
Black History Crossword PuzzlesSolving crossword puzzles is another way for children as well as second language learners to attain mastery of the language. As well, these word puzzles are an effective method for older solvers, especially seniors, to exercise their gray matter thus improving concentration and memory. On the page devoted to Black History Month Crossword Puzzles, you'll find printable, criss-cross style crossword games for primary level students as well as those at the secondary and even the college level. Older solvers will prefer the online crossword games, which use standard, American-style grids and are packed with historical facts relating to various aspects of black history.
Black History Quiz GamesHow knowledgeable are you when it comes to African-American history? You can test your proficiency on the subject with the online quizzes featured in our section on Black History Word Games and Quizzes, where you'll find quiz games devoted to African-American inventors, artists, athletes, women, politicians and other notable figures.
Martin Luther King Day PuzzlesFew African-Americans have reached the level of prominance of Dr. King, whose contributions to the Civil Rights Movement eventually led to a more equitable relationship between the races. Since 2000, all fifty states in the union have set aside the third Monday of January to honor Dr. King. See Martin Luther King Day Puzzles for Kids for free crosswords, word searches, quizzes and more relating to the life of Dr. King.
Kwanzaa PuzzlesKwanzaa is a relatively new addition to the holiday calendar in the United States. Celebrated from December 26 to January 1, its purpose is to honor African-American culture and heritage. At Kwanzaa Puzzles for Kids, you'll find crosswords, word search games, quizzes and more with themes related to holiday symbols and seven principals of Kwanzaa.
For more information about Black History Month, see the comprehensive resource dedicated to African-American History at About.com.