Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Today we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, while also honoring the incredible achievements he accomplished for racial equality across the United States.
One of the many things Dr. King is known for is his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, which he delivered at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. In honor of this speech, we have created an activity you can do with your children to showcase their dreams for themselves, their community, and the world. We hope that this activity will also be a tool for discussing with your children ways they can make the world a better place for everyone in it.
You can watch this video created by one of our therapists, or follow the step-by-step guide down below.
“I Have A Dream” Craft Activity
- Coloring tools
- Hole punch
- Cotton balls (optional)
- Construction paper or foam paper (optional)
- Glue (optional)
- Print out our worksheet
- Color or decorate the clouds
- Write or draw the answers to the questions
- Cut out the clouds
- Hole punch each black dot
- Tie string or yarn from the large cloud to the three smaller ones to creating a mobile
- Optional steps: before tying it all together, add construction paper or foam paper backings to your clouds to make it more sturdy and colorful.
Discussion Prompt Ideas:
- What can I do today or this week to help my dreams come true?
- How do my dreams make the world a better place?
- Who is in my community?
- Who can I help this week?
- Where is there need in my community?
- How can I make the world a better place?
For more fun craft activities, follow our social media platforms!
Facebook: Project Play Therapy, LLC
Youtube: Subscribe Here