Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Updated: Apr 9

Even though very young children may not understand what Rev Martin Luther King

stands for, we can still teach them the principles of diversity and empathy by

• Talking kindly about people you see in the community

• Watch movies about children in other cultures

• Try food from other countries

• Go to museums or galleries exhibiting artwork. ( for children 4 yrs and over )

These are different ways we can deliver to our children - the message that Rev Martin

Luther King was telling us most of his life

Here are some books:

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525428526/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lsykEbD10W5Y5

All Are Welcome https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525579648/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0zykEbVPPXWAK


Watching movies is a relatively cheap way of exposing your children to another country without having to travel. Remember to sit next to them and watch the movie with them - and point out things in the movie that communicates your message.


You can try food from other cultures by

• Going to a restaurant

• Cooking a simple meal from a traditional cultural recipe

• Throw a potluck party where people can bring a dish from their culture

* And remember to keep the events intentional by talking about the ingredients - the vegetables, the spices - and where it’s grown in the different countries.

Multi-cultural Art

Museums or galleries that exhibit everyday tools, toys, and decor from another culture is an accessible way for children to experience other cultures. Preferably hands-on experiences are more fun, but you can take a picture of a dish or a pitcher and then showing what you have at home will help them relate to it.

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