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Easy Prep Martin Luther King Jr. Themed Cross Curricular Centers & Activities for Lower Elementary Children!
Resource Prep: Each activity below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games. Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
★ Martin Luther King Jr. Literature List
★ Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Station Words
★ Classroom Books
★ Student Booklets
★ Student Worksheets
★ Art Projects
★ Literacy Centers
★ Math Centers
Choose books from the list about Martin Luther King Jr. to read to your students.
Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Martin Luther King Jr. writing station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they know about Martin Luther King Jr. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student. After much discussion about Martin Luther King Jr. and what his dreams were have students write and draw about what their dream for the world would be. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet, cover and 7 other pages.. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank for each fact page about Martin Luther King Jr. and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
Students can work on this booklet at center or quiet work time to practice their counting and color words. You can copy the pages on regular paper, they are printed so you can copy back to back to make individual student booklets.
After reading a story from the literature list a few times, have students fill out the story elements: characters, setting, problem & ending., either by drawing or writing out with words.
After reading a story a few times, have students fill out the story parts organizer, naming the beginning, middle and ending of the story.
After reading a story from the literature list a few times have students fill out the sequence story retelling. Students must sequence the events in the story in order.
Use the templates provided and have students either write a story about Winter. It can be about what they have learned about winter or a story about what they like to do during the winter time. This project can be done as a center, or with parent or buddy helper with younger students.
Copy and assemble Dove using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Doves in hallway or in the classroom for decorations and to honor Dr. King.
: Copy and assemble the “I Have a Dream” mobile using the directions on page in unit. Hang mobiles in hallway or in the classroom for decorations and to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. Student reads words and decides whether it is a real word or nonsense words. Child checks with partner or group to make sure he/she is accurate. Child writes words on t-chart on white board or use sheet provided in this resource (each student may have a sheet or you could use one sheet for the whole game). The next person takes a turn. Play until all cards have been used.
Children take a “I Have a Dream” girl or boy (consonant & consonant blends are provided) and put it in front of a peace symbol word chunk to make a word. Children can write word on paper or white board or use one of the 14 worksheets to go with this activity.
Two types of game cards with short vowel sounds words and sentences. Each game card of words and sentences have each of the five vowel sounds. There are10 game cards in total. Students roll one dice and read the words or sentences in the row they have rolled.
One or Two Dice Roll : Roll One or two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins!
Roll two or three number cubes and add those numbers. Cover that space with your marker. You can bump your partner’s color and take their space! If you cover a space with two markers stacked on top of each other, you lock that space and can’t be bumped. The player to use all ten of their markers first is the winner! 4 game cards for two dice & 4 game cards for three dice .
Children read the addition number sentence and find the sum or differences of the two numbers. Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of the number sentence. You can separate the game cards in sets from 0-5 and a sets from 6-10. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
Kids have some Martin Luther King Jr. themed fun while learning a variety of skills!