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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Paper Doll Craft

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Paper Doll Craft

Pin It In my round-up of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day educational ideas for very young children, I mentioned paper doll chains. My kids enjoyed making them while my four year old and I spoke about embracing diversity and valuing people for what’s on the inside. Pin It 1. “Accordion fold” a piece of white paper and draw the outline of half of a child. Make sure hands connect all the way to the edge of the paper. Pin It 2. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1-2 (Toddler), 1-2 (Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, History and Culture

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for Young Children

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for Young Children

Pin It I don’t shy away from discussing controversial issues, even with very young children.  I do, however, worry about intruding on their open minds with our adult hang-ups. My children do not need to be told that someone should be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  To them, in their innocence, skin color is no more of a defining characteristic than height, eye color, hair color, or … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Interpersonal