Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a great time to introduce young children to the famous civil rights activist and celebrate his timeless message of peace, hope and love — something these Primrose School students know well.

Check out how these children celebrated the federal holiday last year: 

Primrose School of Las Colinas: The North Texas school hosted a career dress-up day, anchored by the line “I have a dream to become…,” an allusion to King’s famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

Primrose School of Lone Tree: The Colorado school collaborated on an art installation, creating an “I Have a Dream” bulletin board in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. The display included handprints of different colors that, when glued together, became the shape of a heart. 

Primrose School of Plano at Headquarters: The North Texas school organized a Love March on MLK Jr. Day, encouraging its Pre-K and Kindergarten students to decorate the hallways and then parade around to younger classrooms to give hugs, share toys and read books. 

Primrose School of South Tampa: The Florida school commemorated King’s birthday by passing out “dreamsicles,” organizing art projects and encouraging students to share with their classmates what they dream of being when they grow up. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to talk to young children about dreams and the importance of caring about people and treating everyone the same. 

At Primrose®, we believe that who children become is as important as what they know. Our Balanced Learning® approach supports this journey by infusing character development lessons throughout the day.

Looking for a fun craft to do with your child at home in honor of Dr. King? Check our our Peace Sign Plates craftivity.

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