Filipino American History Month (FAHM) is celebrated in October each year to honor the history, pursuits, and accomplishments of Filipinos in the United States.
According to the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), Filipino Americans make up the second-largest Asian-American community in the US and the third-largest racial group in California. Filipino Americans have played a critical role in the history and culture of the US and California — and Filipino American History Month is a designated time for recognizing and celebrating those contributions.
To help you celebrate, you might enjoy exploring the resources, picture books, and videos below with the children in your care. They can also be shared with families to enjoy with their young children at home!
- Celebrate Filipino American History Month, a resource from the Asian Art Museum that includes art activities, recipes, and songs to celebrate Filipino culture and history
- Filipino American History Month for Kids!, a video that introduces Filipino American History Month from Twinkl Teaching
- Picture Books to Celebrate Filipino American History Month, a free book list from Here Wee Read
- Filipino American History Month: Books for Kids, an additional book list from The Seattle Public Library
- YouTube Playlist: Jelly, Ben, and Pogo, a collection of three-minute videos from PBS KIDS featuring a brother and sister and their sea monster friend who share traditions, recipes, language, and more from their Filipino heritage
Thank you to Early Edge California for their help in collecting some of these resources.