Welcome Back to Let’s Play! Our theme this week – Martin Luther King’s Jr.
This week, we chose a book that is not on Memetales, but very relevant to this week and extremely important for our kids to learn about. This week, we picked a book about Martin Luther King.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was the greatest American civil right hero. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His father was a minister. He fought all his life for rights for African American, but not with his fists. He was a great speaker and a brave man. His speeches about civil rights made thousands of people join him. He gave a speech called “I have a dream” his dream of freedom for all people. In 1964, he was given the Nobel Peace Prize, one of the world greatest honors. In honor of King’s birthday, a holiday on the third Monday in January celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Book of the week
Why we like the book
This book is a great learning tool even for adults. It talks about MLK’s life, his struggles and gives a good timeline. Although this book is for slightly older kids, we can use the story to get younger kids more curious about MLK as a person.
Here are a couple of really great videos for kids to we watch as they stay home from school on MLK Day!
We will be back on Wednesday as usual with our featured craft of the week, related to the significance of MLK Day.