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Monday, January 17, 2011, is the day we honor a man who loved God and who took a stand on vital principles, while pursuing peace as the Word of God tells us to do. As a member of the Baby Boomer generation I still have vivid memories of this gentleman I respect, and I want to teach my grandchildren about him as well. Since many of us granny nannies and pappies may be babysitting grandchildren on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, I thought I'd round up some fun and easy crafts activities for grandparents and their grandchildren to help us keep them happily busy while learning more about Mr. King.
Educational crafts and activities for grandparents and grandchildren for Martin Luther King Jr Day:
- Holiday Zone
- Easy crafts for the grand kids along with us seniors (and even our more elderly seniors who enjoy crafting)
- A Box of Crayons – very cute craft idea to remind us of the importance and beauty of the diversity God has blessed us with
- Coloring pages and activities for grandparents and grandchildren
Interesting books to learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr – great for reading out loud to kids and grandkids:
- The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore – I love this series of board books. Simple stories that are well told.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Young Man with a Dream (Childhood of Famous Americans Series) by Dharathula H. Millender. My nine year old grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed reading another book in this series, Daniel Boone. When I spotted the title "Martin Luther King, Jr." this week, I immediately ordered it and am looking forward to starting it with him this weekend, thanks to the "magic" of the Amazon Prime Discount Membership! It's such a blessing to this very busy Sandwich Generation granny nanny!
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (DK Biography) – A photographic story of his life
Well, these crafts and resources should definitely keep us busy for Martin Luther King Jr Day – maybe for the whole weekend or even the entire week! 🙂 How about you? Do you have any great resources to share with the rest of us for interesting and educational activities for grandparents and grandchildren? We'd love to hear.