Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for having a dream about all people being treated as equals. Ask your children about their dreams. Ask them about silly dreams they have had when they are asleep and about dreams they have for their future. What do they dream about being when they grow up? What do they dream about doing when they grow up? What things do they dream about seeing? What are some dreams that could come true while they are still young? Tell them about your dreams too, they will be inspired by your ideas.
Help encourage sweet dreams with these dream catchers!
What You’ll Need:
Favorite color of paint
Cut out the center circle of the paper plate. Once it’s dry, turn the paper plate over and paint the back of the paper plate. Punch holes around the plate and create a web with the string – use beads throughout the web. Then decorate around the plate with stickers. Take 3 strings and decorate with beads and feathers. Punch three more holes at the bottom of the plate and tie the 3 strings so the feathers hang down. Hang the dream catcher above your child’s bed so they can have sweet dreams!
It’s About Service
Another thing people do in remembrance of MLK Jr. is participating in a day of service. Ask your children if they have any ideas about how they can serve others. If you get the opportunity, go serve on MLK Jr. Day, if not, use that day to plan some kind of service to do later. Service does not have to be limited to non-profit organizations; you can serve in simple ways like helping mom make dinner to take to Grandma’s house or making cookies for your neighbor. It is easy to serve the people around us, and it is a good thing for our children to learn. I don’t think anyone can say it better than Dr. King himself when he said “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Have fun making the very best of this day with your family!