If you’ve been looking for a good way to celebrate diversity with your very youngest kids during Black History Month (and well, every single month), a great place to start is Sesame Street. Because, of course!

Our favorite kids’ show has been celebrating diversity from episode number one, and this month their YouTube channel is highlighting a great selection of clips in honor of Black History Month that your kids will love. From from old school clips with Maya Angelou to Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, these are just some of the clips from the Sesame Street YouTube playlist celebrating Black History Month, with some of our very favorite guest stars.

Related: 10 outstanding Black History Month books for kids of all ages

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Ray Charles sings Believe in Yourself with Elmo

It just doesn’t get better than Ray Charles, right? Here he sings Believe in Yourself with Elmo, giving kids a little does of inspiration and self-confidence. Warning: Elmo’s voice on the high notes is…ouch. But Ray Charles? Perfection.

 

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Michelle Obama and the Most Important Meal

Our former first lady was a champion for healthy eating, so we’re still showing our kids this video of Michelle Obama and the most important meal of the day.

 

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Janelle Monae sings The Power of Yet

This one of Janelle Monae singing The Power of Yet is like a full-on music video that teaches kids not to give up on their dreams just because they haven’t mastered them yet.

Related: Because Of Them, We Can: Where kids honor our Black History heroes, charmingly

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Lupita Nyong'o loves her skin.

Lupita Nyong’o loves her skin as every woman, man, and child should. That goes for you too, Elmo.

 

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Maya Angelou sings The Name Song

I love this vintage clip of Maya Angelou’s Name Song, which empowers kids to love their name…especially those with names that reflect their heritage.

 

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Hamilton's Daveed Diggs sings and raps with Rubber Duckie.

We just can’t get enough of Hamilton these days, and this short clip of Daveed Diggs singing — and rapping — Rubber Duckie (also shown at top) is amazing.

 

Black History Month on Sesame Street: Terry Crews is an Artist

If you’re big Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans like we are at my house, then you’ll love seeing Terry Crews show us what it means to be an Artist. Nice dance moves, Sarge.

 

Black History Month on Sesame Street: I Love My Hair video

Even though there’s no guest celebrity in this short video, we love the empowering message in this fun I Love My Hair video by the muppet Segi, who’s inspired by the writer’s Ethiopian daughter.

 

Thanks, Sesame Street, for collecting these — and so many more — awesome videos our kids can enjoy during Black History Month, and you know, every single month. Check out their YouTube channel to see them all!

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