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Birthday PartyHave a Martin Luther King Birthday Party to celebrate the works of this great man. You can have your children draw pictures of balloons and other party objects to put throughout the classroom.
Peace HeadbandGive each of your children a headband with dove prints on it to symbolize the peace and harmony that Dr. King stood for. These are easy to make simply use small white paper plates and draw a line to down the middle of the plate and then on one half draw a second perpendicular line to the first line. Cut along the lines. The small sections work to form the dove wing and tail and the larger section is the dove's body. Have your children cut out circles for the dove head. After the children cut and put the dove together, attach to a headband.
United PuddingMake vanilla and chocolate pudding. Layer into cups for the children. . Enjoy!
Friendship SnackHave each child bring in a half cup of their favorite snack (You can offere parents suggestion at this point: cereal, raisins, crackers, etc) when you get all of the snacks mix them all in a huge bowl and serve them for snack. Talk about how different things can go together to make something very good. This helps get the ideas of diversity, sharing, cooperation, and trying new things across.
Change the WorldTalk to your children about how Martin Luther King worked to change the world then talk to your children about little things they can do to change the world
*Smile at Someone You See
*Hold the Door for someone
*Say Thank You
*Give a Hug
Peace WalkHave your children make signs (just like they did on real peace walks) and take a peace walk through your school
Foot BookGet a mans shoe and make a print with it. Cut out several pages in the shape of the print. Have each of your children make a bare foot print on the paper. Put these together to make a book. On the book put the following Martin Luther King Jr. Quote: "Walk in His Footsteps and Change the World"
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