"My Dream..." MLK Day Craftivity
Next Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and, exploring/celebrating together the life of this important historical figure, provides a wonderful opportunity for discussing several important topics with your kiddos - character, diversity, passion, and perseverance among them!
While there's nothing new about having your students write about their own dreams on MLK Day, we love how second grade teacher, Vicky Moore, of Traditions, Laughter and Happiliy Ever After and Mrs. Moore's Class, turned it into a craftivity that captures the powerful message of the holiday - the hand of friendship has no color!
Have your students create the hand prints with paint or construction paper, then fill out the inside of the page with their dreams - dreams for themselves, dreams for their families, dreams for the community/school, dreams for the world, etc. We think this is a fabulous way for your students to make a personal connection with the holiday!