Monday, January 17, 2011

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is vital that we teach our children the importance of being kind, caring, and accepting of one another for who we are. We celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday by talking about who he was and how important he is to our history. Yesterday, Grace, Jack and Eve traced their hands and used Crayola's Multicultural crayons to color their hand prints different skin tone colors. We also talked about how we can find beauty in everything we see, especially the beautiful colors that make up all of the amazing children of this world.

Grace was especially interested in this activity. Grace traced her hand to make hand prints all throughout the day yesterday.

Jack traced his hands several times and he was such a big helper when we traced Baby Eve's hands.

Even Baby Eve had her teeny tiny fingers traced!

When the hands were completed we punched a hole in them and threaded them through a long piece of yarn. I hung the hand prints on our banister to serve as a reminder of the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. day and to celebrate diversity.


Donna said...

You are amazing!! With a babe less than 2 weeks old, you didn't miss the chance to teach your children a very important lesson. What adorable handprints...
Enjoy your beautiful family,

Mom, said...

Dear Rebecca,
This post means so much to me. I second Donna, how did you manage this project! I love everything about this, the message, the colors, the handprints, the garland hanging on your steps, and mostly the importance of it all.
Thank you so much for finding the time to share this with all of us.
You have NO idea how much I am missing all of you up there, big & small & teeny tiny.
Love, Mom

The Proudest Husband said...

Rebecca is truly amazing!

-she hasn't lost a step teaching and loving our children after having major surgery; I would be in bed ringing a bell begging for sympathy,
-I can't believe how she singularly focuses on the needs of the children; she never talks about herself or her needs,
-she looks amazing, one could never tell that she had a baby only a few days ago,

Eve is beyond perfect - thanks entirely to her perfect Mother.

Thank you so much Rebecca.

I love you,

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?