It’s a new year and a new opportunity to better our lives and the world around us. With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up, I asked my kids how they can spread kindness and love in his honor.
Instead of simply verbalizing how they could be a force of positive change, my girls decided to make an easy craft to hold themselves accountable.
Easy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Kids Activity
Dollar Tree is our favorite stop for inexpensive craft projects. They have a great supply of holiday decorating and craft pieces to choose from.
The first thing they did was trace their and hands and cut them out. This is also good practice for little ones to improve their tracing and scissor skills.
Once their hands were cutout, each girl wrote on their handprint their personal way to spread kindness. Gracie said she wants to help others, while Lulu said she can help a hurt friend.
To emphasize love, the girls stapled (because we were out of glue), their hands to larger foam hearts. They decorated the big hearts with smaller felt and jewel heart stickers.
Their finished product is a cute display of how they plan to make a step in spreading love and kindness. It also empowering for them too!
The girls put their hearts on their bedroom doors. At night, each heart will serve as a reminder to ask them how they’ve spread love during the day.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events Across Tampa Bay
The MLK Dream Big Parade in St. Pete will begin on Monday at 11 a.m. It will start at Third Street and First Avenue South and finishing across from Tropicana Field. A Family Fun Day at will follow the parade at Tropicana Field from 2-6 p.m. It will feature entertainment, a kids zone, educational and service programs, and more.
The City of Tampa’s MLK parade will begin at noon at Cuscaden Park, located at 2900 N 15th St. and will end at Middleton High School. It will feature bands from Jamaica and of course, floats.
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park will be hosting an MLK Day Craft Hour Monday, January 21 a2 – 3 p.m. Call (813) 926-9380 to reserve a spot for your child as space is limited.
How will you and your family help spread love in honor of Dr. MLK Jr. Day?