He dreamed of a world where people didn’t fight or hate others because of the color of their skin.
Open your child’s eyes to the ideals of peace, getting along and racial equality. This will help him flourish in school and in life. Here are some ideas:
Make a “dream board.” Attach a large piece of paper to the wall. Draw a cloud on it. Read your child parts of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. Ask about his dreams. What does he want to be when he grows up? How would he make the world a happier place? Draw pictures in the cloud.
Find books at the library such as, We’re All the Same, We’re All Different or The Skin I’m In. Ask your librarian to help. Read them to your child and ask questions.
Mix various food colorings with water in spray bottles. Take turns spraying a large piece of construction paper. Point out to your child how all the colors mix together, making pretty new colors and patterns. Explain how it’s the same with people.
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