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Martin Luther King Activities and Centers for Preschool and Pre-K

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The teaching theme focus for this packet is MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY. The activities present a broad view of Dr. King and his ideas, AT THE LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING of a 4 to 6 year old child. The emphasis is on the concepts of kindness and friendship, through the lens of Dr. King's dream.

This resource has been extensively updated.

Besides the activities, songs, stories and games listed for the day, this pack includes these centers and printables:

• Anchor poster - photo of Dr. King and a statement of his ideas, written simply
• Different types of dreams – sleepy time dreams, or imagining something that might happen. Children talk about their dreams and ideas for a peaceful, friendly world.
• Make rainbow friendship bracelets – one for you, one for a friend.
• Match number/finger count cards 0-10 – make a center.
• Set of flashcards showing different ways that children can be kind, and positive.
- Predictable reading list - children suggest a personal way that they can be kind
- Decorate a white dove - teacher writes child's words - "I am kind when I ___" on it.
• Go-togethers matching game – match best friends teddies pairs by matching the things that belong together.
• Make a MLK friendship hat/crown – 2 choices
• Emergent reader to make “We Can Be Kind”
- 2 song printables, to "read" and decorate

Pre-K Theme for a Day is a series of mini teaching topics that are focused towards preschool and Pre-K learners. Although the activities are written to cover one full day of activities and related games, centers and other printables, there are enough ideas to extend the theme longer if needed.

Instantly ready to use. Very few additional items are needed to present the activities besides basic art supplies and cardstock. Use the centers from year to year. This series of teaching units saves time and money, and all activities are solidly supported by the foundational concepts leading to the Common Core Kindergarten standards. You can slide a unit effortlessly into your usual curriculum lesson plans when you are in a hurry, or you can use the units as a central focus of your curriculum.

35 pages

The learning areas included are:

• A Spark! Activity to ignite interest in the topic
• Large group learning time
• Discovery centers
• Music and movement
• A story suggestion
• Small group game, and a
• Record and remember activity

All the printables needed are included – click on the activity description to go to the related printables.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to click on the PREVIEW link to see some more pages, and to make sure this is the educational level you are looking for.

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