Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Jr. Day

Last year, in preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I spent a fair amount of time considering how to best explain to Will and Hallie what Dr. King meant to and did for our country. I pulled together what I felt were the most important historical moments of Dr. King's life, along with the overarching message I hope my kids eventually take away from Dr. King's legacy, and prepared to enlighten them. Our conversation didn't go quite as I'd planned.

"Last night I dreamed about superheroes," stated Will.

"If he was a king, why didn't he wear a crown?" asked Hallie.

Luckily, I wrote down what I want Will and Hallie to know, and I'll try again this year. I'll also spend a little less time on my "speech", and a little more time on fun, age-appropriate MLK Jr. Day activities. Here are the links to the games and crafts I'm planning to do with my kids, in case you'd like to give some of them a try as well.

Paper Peace Doves
Coloring Page
Word Search #1
Word Search #2

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I'm totally using these ideas and bookmarking your post for next year.