I love these words from MLK:
‘What are you doing for others?’
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speaking of which, apparently today was even designated, MLK Day of Service! Who knew?
I plan to go through this above linked site with the kiddos later and thought you may want to check it out too. Here is an excerpt from this site:
“January 20, 2014 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems.” Now that’s a mission I want to get behind. Suddenly MLK Day just got a whole lot more interesting…
Our service synapses firing and creativity sparked, the girls and I enjoyed checking out various MLK Day facts and fun today.
We spent some time going through the links on this helpful website, including a link to MLK’s full
“I Have A Dream” Speech.
We watched the whole clip and I think they appreciated the gravity of it’s impact as much as they could for their young ages.
We also watched a free BrainPop video here:
MLK BrainPop video and took the quiz afterward.
I hope you find a few ideas that may be useful to you & the kiddos in your life, no matter when you may be reading this. It’s never too late to spend time cultivating appreciation for our nation’s greatest servant-hearted heroes.
Do you have any activities or even traditions you like to do to mark holidays like this one?