We celebrated Dr. King’s birthday by coloring and decorating the mantel with a birthday streamer. Early on the holiday we attended a 5k race at Piedmont Park. Although we didn’t run or walk, we listened to various high school drum ensembles perform. After they finished playing, A.J. took out his drum and had his own drum session. Next year we will arrive earlier so that he can play along the route to encourage the runners like the other drum troops. Perhaps Amira and I will walk/stroll in the race.
I scoured Pinterest and found 10 tot friendly ways to celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday. Some of these are sites with downloadble printables others are from other bloggers who share how they spent the King holiday. This is a great post to revisit next year. But then again, you can teach about Dr. King’s legacy anytime, not just around his birthday!
1. 11 Easy Crafts and Printables for Martin Luther King Day from blog No Twiddle Twaddle
2. Montessori Inspiration for Martin Luther King Day from blog Living Montessori NOW
3. Martin Luther King Jr. Resources and Freebies from blog One Less Headache
4. Books about Dr. King from blog All Done Monkey – Guest Post by Sprout’s Bookshelf
5. Black History Month Printables from Familyeducation.com
6. A Primary Unit All About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a Teacher’s Notebook ($2.95)
7. Honoring Dr. King’s Words and Art Based Lesson from blog Wonderteacher
8. Create a Mini-book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from TeacherVision
9. Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free resources from Laura Candler to go with the free BrainPOP video about Dr. King
10. Children’s activities for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day from blog Kid Activities
How did you spend Dr. King’s holiday?
Pray, Persist and Prosper!