'What are those paintings in Brixton station?' you ask.
Since 2018, Art on the Underground has selected artists to create large public artworks for Brixton station.
Joy Labinjo's artwork, 5 More Minutes, is on display until November 2022. The British-Nigerian artist depicts the interior of an imagined hair salon. Growing up, she travelled to Brixton to get her hair done. She experienced the important role that salons play in Brixton's Afro-Caribbean community.
Art comes in lots of shapes and sizes. Did you know that American artist, Aaron Douglas, used lots of circles and lines in his paintings? And Alma Woodsey Thomas used lots of dots in her paintings. She was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum.
Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr was born in Croydon. Raised by his single Ghanaian mother, he started rapping at his local youth club at the age of 11.
He's now a global star. You'll know him better as Stormzy.
Of course many of the major music genres were created and influenced by Black artists. You'll find inspiration, whether you're a lover of country, rock, funk, jazz, RnB (and the list goes on).
Can you rap a nursery rhyme? It's serious fun.
Aboriginal Australian rapper, Baker Boy, will show you how.
Acosta was the youngest ever principal dancer with the English National Ballet. He's now the director of Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist and presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night. She's also the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Physics News Award.
Her love of science all started when she was a child. She used to go to the Science Museum with her sister.
Feeling inspired? Sing Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! with your little one:
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! We’re going to the moon (gently rock back and forth, point to sky).
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! We’ll get there very soon (repeat actions).
5-4-3-2-1 – BLAST OFF!” (lift baby high into the air!).
Can you sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or make your own rocket from junk?
Pilot the skies in an environmentally friendly way. Make paper airplanes with your little one. How will you decorate your plane?
Ask questions like:
"How far can it fly?"
"How high can it fly?"
Introduce language like "high" and "low", "long" and "short", "fast" and "slow".
Arthur Wharton was first black professional footballer, the first official fastest man, a professional cricketer and a rugby player. Not bad, hey?
In 1984, Tessa Sanderson became the first British woman to win a throwing event at the Olympics.
You've probably heard about the achievements of long-distance runners Sir Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge?
Kick a ball with your little one at home - or have a race.
Get them talking. Ask questions like:
"How far can you run?"
"How fast can you run?"
"Can you have a running race with your family/friends?"
"How far can you kick a ball?"
"Can you throw it to a friend?"
Try these sporting activities with your little one.
Follow in the footsteps of famous fashionistas:
Design and make your own jewellery and accessories with your little ones.
Look for materials around the house. What will you use?
Ask them questions like:
"What do you want to make?"
"What do you need?"
"Can you use your clothes to create a special outfit?"
Celebrate Black History Month at our local children's centres. Look out for two great books by Vashti Harrison:
You can also join any of our Black History Month events, find one near you.