Happy Martin Luther King Day!
Last night as I wrote my thoughts about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on my other blog (Uncommon Dreamer) *shameless plug* I thought, how can I be remise and not share how his legacy affects our children. Today is not just another day out of school, a day to sleep in, and hang out, but it is a day of service for many, remembrance, and reflection on the life of Dr. King.
Here are a few discussion starters or activities you can do with your kids today:
1. Visit your local library or if you have a book a home, take this opportunity to read to your child a book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr or the Civil Rights Movement.
3. Looking for something to do? Take a trip to a museum or other places that offer information on the Civil Rights Movement. Visit this website for a list of places to go in your neck of the woods.
4. Kids love arts and crafts and so do I! Click here for a link to coloring pages to print at home. Add it to some construction paper and have your kids decorate with markers, crayons, and other items you have at home for a day of fun and history.
5. Today is a day of service. Find some service opportunities in your area for you and your family. Click here for more info.
Have a great day!