Martin Luther King, Jr.
Crafts and Learning Activities for Kids

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to Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I Have a Dream" Holding Hands Picture, Rosa Parks Standup Bus Craft, Montgomery Bus Boycott Coloring Sheet, "I have a Dream" Coloring Sheet, Children Holding Hands Picture, Crayon Box Display

 

"Join Hands" Clothespin Children

Join Hands Clothespin Children Martin Luther King Jr. Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Flat Wood Slotted Clothespins

Acrylic Paint or Markers

Low Temperture Glue Gun

Woodsies Craft Picks

Thin Black Magic Marker

 

How to Make the Clothespin Children:

1. To make the arms cut the craft picks in half and use the wider ends for the arms. Glue them to the back of the clothespins.

2. Paint the clothespins and arms with acrylic paint or use markers to color them.

3. When the paint dries draw in the small objects such as buttons, eyes, and mouth with a thin magic marker.

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"I Have a Dream" Holding Hands Picture

Martin Luther King Jr. Hand Print Craft www.daniellesplace.comTwo smiley-faced characters holding hands with the quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. at the bottom of the page: "I have a dream . . . little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sister and brothers." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Many of the crafts on this page are from the Sunday school lesson "Martin's Big Words" about Martin Luther King, Jr. on The Resource Room.

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Craft www.daniellesplace.comMartin's Big Words" Sample Lesson

In this lesson children learn about the power of words, especially God's words. As a young child Martin admired the way his minister father used words to give people hope and comfort, and how he spoke out against wrong even when people called him names and threatened him and his family. Martin decided that he wanted to "get some big words" like his father. He did get big powerful words and made history. This Bible lesson is found on The Resource Room a members only site.

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This Bible lesson is based on the book "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

This is an excelent book to introduce your children to Martin Luther King, Jr. It tells about his childhood and how the people and books in his life influenced what he believed and how he lived.

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Rosa Parks Standup Bus Craft

Rosa Parks Standup Bus Craft for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from www.daniellesplace.com www.daniellesplace.comChildren draw faces in this standup bus to remind them of the Rosa Parks story and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought about the Supreme Court order to desegregate buses. Free pattern or (PDF Pattern).

This pattern is also available with the faces already drawn. All the children have to do is cut them out and glue them on to the windows of the bus. Click here for your free pattern.

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Montgomery Bus Boycott Coloring Sheet

bus coloring sheetThis color sheet says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." at the top and has a quote by - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "We must learn to meet hate with love" at the bottom with the statement, "The Montgomery Bus Boycott ended in December 1956, over a year after it began, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the desegregation of buses in Montgomery. Click here to print out a free pattern (PDF Pattern).

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"I Have a Dream" Coloring Sheet

I have a Dream  Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Sheet www.daniellesplace.comCelebrate Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday.

The quote at the bottom of the page says:

"I have a dream . . . little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sister and brothers." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

This craft goes with the Bible lesson about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lesson for younger children or lesson for older children available on The Resource Room

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Children Holding Hands Picture

Children Holding Hands Craft for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Child can color the children all different colors to show Martin Luther King's dream, or draw faces and clothes on the children. They can decide what they would like the heart to say. They may choose something like "United in Love", "I have a Dream", "All Men are Created Equal" etc.

Marting Luther King, Jr. Holding Hands craft for kidsThis craft goes with the Bible lesson about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lesson for younger children or lesson for older children.

Click here to go to the members only section and print out the pattern.

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The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf

 

Box of CrayonsThe crayons in this box just can't seem to get along. Yellow doesn't like Red and no one likes Orange.

“I don’t like Red!” said Yellow,
And Green said, “Nor do I!
And no one here likes Orange,
But no one knows just why.”

It was a bad situation because they all had to live in the same box. But things begin to change when a little girl brings the crayons home and starts coloring with them. The crayons see that together they can make beautiful pictures. All the colors are important to the big picture. You can read more about this book at Amazon.com

 

 

Crayon Box Display

Crayon display and Craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis display can be used to act out the story. Move the crayons as they speak as you read the story. Make happy faces on one side of the crayons and sad faces on the other. At the end of the story, when the crayons realize that everyone is important, turn the crayons over to the happy side. The front of the box measures 9" x 13" and the back measures 15 1/2" x 13". Print out the crayon patterns (PDF Patterns) (Printing Problems?) onto different colors of paper, cut them out, and add faces, hands, and feet.

 

Marting Luther King, Jr. crayon craft for kidsAt the end of the story the crayons realize that they are all very important when they see a beautiful picture being drawn by the author. You can also draw the picture or have one already drawn as you tell the story.

Have your children color a crayon pattern and add arms, legs, and eyes. Staple them to your bulletin board to make a display.

How to Print or Copy these instructions.

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The Crayon Box That Talked Craft Stick Craft and Writing Activity for Kids

The Crayon Box that Talked Craft Stick Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comThe front of the crayon box says, "We are all unique and important". On the back children write what makes them unique.

What you will need:

Craft sticks (regular-sized popsicle sticks)

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Chenille stems (Pipe cleaners)

Magic Markers or Crayons

Glue

Scissors

How to Make the Crayon Box and Crayon People:

1. Have your children make a crayon box out of an envelope or use the printable pattern. (Available to members).

2. On a separate piece of paper or on the back of the envelope crayon box have your students write about things that make them unique.

3. To make the crayon people out of craft sticks color the craft sticks with magic markers and then wind pipe cleaners around the stick to make arms. Stick the crayon people in the crayon box with the paper about what makes the child unique.

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"United in Love" Paper Chain Paper Doll Bible Craft

"United in Love" Paper Chain Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Printer Paper

Colored Pencils

Scissors

Other items to decorate the paper dolls

How to Make the Paper Chain Paper Dolls:

1. Print out the patterns and make copies. There are three different patterns: Large Boy Pattern (PDF Pattern), Large Girl Pattern (PDF Pattern) and a Smaller Paper Chain Pattern (PDF Pattern). (Printing Problems?)

2. If you use the large patterns, cut out the patterns and then tape or glue them together so that the hearts interlock with the arm of the pattern next to it as shown in the picture.

3. If you are using the smaller paper chain pattern, cut off the bottom word patterns, and then fan-fold the paper doll patterns on the dotted lines. Cut the solid lines with the paper folded.

4. Decorate the patterns with crayons or colored pencils. Children may want to add hair using yard or other item, eyes, shoes, clothes, etc.

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United in Love Paper Clip Bible Activity

United in Love Paper Clip Game from www.daniellesplace.com

 

This is a great game and craft to make for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Children will love how the paper clips pop off and unite when they pull on the sides of the paper.

The paper says, "Once we were apart with sin in our hearts.  Then God sent his son from above so we can be untied in Love."

The printable patterns for this craft are available to members on the Sunday School lesson "Martin's Big Words, The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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