The hands below belong to my four youngest children; Clockwise from lower left: Kiffanie (flowers), Keianna (flowers and swirls), Kieran (dragon), and Keegan (Tardis). The paint-artist did a great job considering she’d never heard of a Tardis before. When Keegan requested a Tardis her brain translated to “tortoise”, and Keegan was a bit perplexed when she said, “So browns and greens, right?” He answered, “No, blue, please,” which caused her to pause and clarify, turning to Google-image-search on her phone to save the day!
Today we’ll help the younger children remember Martin Luther King Jr. We keep going around and around trying to help them remember both Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Junior simultaneously, because they seem to mix up these two fine men with similar names. Each MLK day, we ask them, “Do you remember who Martin Luther King Junior is?” And get replies like, “Oh, yes, he nailed those papers to the Wittenburg door to protest people buying indulgences and stuff in the Roman Catholic Church.” Then, on Reformation Day, we’ll ask who Martin Luther is, and get, “Oh, yes! He spoke in peaceful protest so that all people could see each other as equal no matter what skin tone.”
This YouTube video is a good resource, and at least my youngers will be watching it today as a refresher course in MLK (Although a cartoon, it is very well done and complete–with the exception of Martin Luther King Jr’s speech being edited out due to copy write issues.)
We’ll also listen to the full content of his speech over lunch: