With Martin Luther King Jr. Day happening next Monday we have spent a good amount of time talking about Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. While Livia is beginning to grasp the concepts of segregation and the civil rights movement, we are mostly focusing on how we treat other people.
Before we started the Martin Luther King Jr. craft we talked about how everyone is different and how it is those differences that make the world a beautiful place. We brainstormed ideas on how we should treat people and labeled some of the differences found between us.
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I am a big believer in broken crayons. Livia struggles with her pincer grip so almost all of our crayons have been broken into smaller pieces to “force” her into using the pincer grip. Hence the broken crayons in the pic. One of these days once she masters the pincer grasp I am going to have a lot of fun melting crayons into other crafts.
This craft is done in two main steps, the outside of the card and the inside.
The printable coloring sheet provided above can be colored and cut to go inside for younger children that are not writing yet.
Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts – Dream Card
- Fold paper into itself like a 3 fold hot dog.
- Trace the child's hands over lapping the fold with interlacing fingers.
- Color in the hands with desired colors.
- Trace the outline of the hand with a fun color.
- Cut and Paint Paper People Chain
- Glue Paper Chain People to the inside of the Card
- Outline with Glitter Glue if desired (will bleed through)
- Have kids write down their dream or color out printable, cut, and paste