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Monday, January 17, 2011

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with your Children

Help teach your children about Martin Luther King, Jr. by going to the library and checking out some of these recommended books.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by by David A. Adler:
King’s life illustrated for kids

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Christine King Farris:
King’s sister offers her perspective on what influenced him

Dear Dr. King: Letters from Today's Children to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Jan Colbert and Ann McMillan Harms:
A look a race relations in America today through the eyes of children

Here are some fun songs to sing with your children today:

Dr. King Had a Dream
(Sing to the tune of Bingo)

Dr. King had a dream for
p-e-a-c-e
p-e-a-c-e
He wanted people to be friends and live in harmony.
*-e-a-c-e
He had lots of love to share.
*-*-a-c-e
He spread kindness everywhere!
*-*-*-c-e
He wanted us to love one another
*-*-*-*-e
Dr. King had a dream for p-e-a-c-e!


Martin Luther King Had A Dream
(Sing to He's Got the Whole World in his hands)

Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream
Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream
Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream
He had the whole world in his dream.
He had (child's name) and (child's name) in his dream.
He had (child's name) and (child's name) in his dream.
He had (child's name) and (child's name) in his dream
He had me and you, in his dream
He had me and you, in his dream
He had me and you, in his dream
He had the whole world in his dream.


I have a dream art Painting Project

Supplies:
Blue Paper
White Paint
Sponges
Black marker

Directions:
Let your children sponge paint on the blue paper some clouds. Then ask your child what is their dream for their future! When the paint dries you can write their dream on their cloud!!

1 comment:

  1. These are great, Shelby! I can't wait to share these ideas with my daughter's daycare! Thank you for linking up!

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