King, Jr. Activities
ML King, Jr. Book
After reading several of the books
about ML King, we make our own book. The book is 1/4 sheet of
copy paper. The cover was made on construction paper.
This is a picture of the cover:
We add the following pages inside for
the children to illustrate:
1. He had a dream.
2. He dreamed that people of
all colors would get along.
3. They would work together.
4. They would play
5. They would eat and
6. They would laugh and
7. Celebrate the dream.
Teaching Little Children (TLC)
This idea was taken from the Winter
book. You can find these books at
Click on the photos to see the pictures done last year.
Last year we used this video that was
purchased on Ebay. I find lots of great buys for our classroom
on there. You have to plan a bit ahead in order to pick up
good buys, but it is possible. I purchase craft materials that
I am sure to use at bargain prices on Ebay, too!
Friend, Martin" is about 30 minutes. We viewed
it in at least two parts. Some of the events are difficult for
Kindergarten age children to understand. I would advise doing
a lot of reading and discussing of ML King prior to seeing this
Everyone Has Feelings
This is a lesson to teach the
children that Dr. King believed that in spite of our differences, we
are all basically the same and should be treated equally. Each
child is given a pattern of a paper doll that they decorate to look
like themselves. They complete a sentence of how all people
are alike. These can be displayed with connected hands.
Another cute idea is to have each child's sentence printed on a
paper in large letters that is held in front of the paper doll.
One of the important events that we
discuss was the issue of children going to different schools based
on race. Our children are always surprised to find out this
information. I am not able to provide a pattern since it is
copyrighted. But, you can make a pattern of a school bus and
have the children put magazine pictures (or draw their own) in the
windows of the bus to show all races of children riding the school
Another cute idea is to paint a small
milk carton yellow and decorate it as a school bus. Pictures
can also be used to show all races of children riding the school
Joining Hands for Peace
Each child traces his/her hand and
tell how to make the world more peaceful. Each child's idea
can be written on the handprint or on a dove. These can all be
strung together with roving type yarn. The doves could also be
placed between the handprints for a colorful display.
Martin Luther King
Day by Linda Lowery
Martin Luther King,
Jr: A Picture Story by Margaret Boone-Jones
A Picture Book of
Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler
Meet Martin Luther
King, Jr. by James T De Kay
Peace Begins with
You by Katherine Schools
Martin Luther King
by Alan Baker
Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo
Martin's Big Words
by Doreen Rappaport