We Heart MLK

We talked about Martin Luther King, Jr. last week before we celebrated the wee no school holiday.  One of my dear friends (love you girl) shared a craft that her aunt used to do in her class back in the day.  I used it to make a more “modern version” and asked the kids what their dream was!

Here is the original craft:
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This is our version:
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I traced the pieces to make his face and shirt.  Then I gave the students a long strand of yarn to make all of his hair.  The kids got so creative and each MLK looked a little different!  Here are some pictures of our creative process…

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We talked about how Martin Luther King had a dream that one day all kids could play together and be friends, no matter how different they are!

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I asked the students to trace their hands in two different colored of paper, to make our heart of hands.
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My favorite part was seeing what each student’s dream was.  Some understood the concept, some wished for dragons that breathe fire… 😉

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6 responses to “We Heart MLK”

  1. Lisa Mattes Avatar
    Lisa Mattes

    Awww – beautiful, Michelle! It's so wonderful when they "get it" isn't it?
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  2. vicky1970 Avatar

    Oh Michelle ~ Everything is just precious! I love the hands surrounding the heart and the MLK faces…how fun!
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  3. Traci Clausen Avatar
    Traci Clausen

    Those MLKs are adorable!!!

  4. Ms.M Avatar

    You rock Michelle. Love the craft. Will have to file away for next year.
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  5. Cupcake Avatar

    I love how those Martins turned out!! Adorable!
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  6. Unknown Avatar

    Those Martins are seriously cute! And I love your sweet kids' dreams!!
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