Here you will find printables to help you create a personalized MLK Jr. display wall or bulletin board for your classroom or hall. This product contains the title for the display, printed in white letters on an MLK Jr. background, and printable thought bubbles.
I suggest glueing the title pages to a slightly larger piece of black construction paper to make it pop.
How to use:
Additional materials needed:
Black construction paper
camera or phone
fine tip black marker
*Cut out speech bubbles, one for each student and a few extras for mess ups. I only cut out the big speech bubble and used a white crayon to draw the smaller circles underneath (it's much less tedious this way).
*Take photos of each student, I had some of mine pose like they were thinking and others just smiled.
*Print the pictures of students in black and white (I printed mine 4 to page)
*Cut black construction paper in half, at least one half for each student.
*Print the title and mat the title on black construction paper.
After learning about MLK Jr. and his speech, have students take some time to reflect on their dream.
*Pass out the speech bubbles and have each student write their dream in the bubble. First with a pencil, and then they can trace over it with a fine tip marker (I had my students write their dream on a piece of scratch paper first, so we could make any needed corrections, then they wrote it in the speech bubble). Have students cut out the speech bubble.
*Pass out their pictures and have students cut around the picture of themselves and glue it on the black construction paper, then they can glue their speech bubbles above their heads. They can use a white crayon to draw the smaller white circles under the thought bubble. (I demonstrated with an extra picture, exactly how to cut the picture out like a silhouette and where to glue it on the paper).
Kids loved seeing photos of themselves displayed in our classroom and they developed a better of understanding of what "dream" means when used in this context. Great project to personalize the classroom, and perfect for Civil Rights unit or black history month.
See the picture of the finished display!