Together as a nation today we celebrate, and observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When my children were younger I would bake either cupcakes or a small cake in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. Then we would read stories & play games that focused on the life/work of Dr. King. Even though we had the day off from work/school, I didn't want to let an educational opportunity pass by. I made it a point for them to know who Dr. Martin Luther King was and how he greatly contributed to our country. I felt it was vital to teach my children about important events in African-American history, and the struggle for civil rights.
Over the years, we’ve learned about Martin Luther King Jr. by listening to his great “I have a dream” speech that took place on August 28, 1963, at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. We also looked up MLK’s famous quotes, read them to one another, and talked about what they meant. One of the best ways to teach my children about MLK was reading stories about his life, and work. Being an artist I believe simple, but beautiful illustrations speak volumes to us. These are precious memories that I enjoyed thoroughly while spending time with my children. Nothing truly brings family & people together like a commemorative event.
How do you & your family observe MLK Day? HAPPY MLK DAY!
Until next time...peace & blessings ♥