Monday, January 16, 2012

The Crayon Box That Talked

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I wanted to do something special with Miss M.  Originally, I had planned to do the brown and white egg experiment.  However, after giving it some thought I decided that this as too complex for her to truly grasp at four years old.

Instead, we simply talked about how MLK was a very special man who wanted peace and for everyone to love each other.  We read The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf and Whoever You Are by Mem Fox.  Both books talk about appreciating the diversity in each of us in a way that is appropriate for a preschooler.

 Then, to go along with the peace aspect, we did the groovy peace sign craft from Frugal Family Fun.  We made a taped peace sign on a paper plate.  Then Miss M painted the plate with watercolors.

When it was dry, we removed the tape to leave the white sign showing through.

Baby B did his own color painting, as well.

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