Kid's Birthday Party Ideas

I Have A Dream

A classroom activity to work with your lesson plans for Martin Luther King Jr. The quote “I Have A Dream” is from Mr. King’s famous 1963 speech. Children can either find quotes, phrases and words from magazines or write their own.  Included in this post is a printable cloud with the words “I Have a Dream” along with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his birth and death year.
MATERIALS:
  • White printer paper
  • Blue construction paper
  • White tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Old magazines
  • Printable I Have a Dream cloud (2 print per page)
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Select and print out the I Have a Dream cloud on either white or light blue printer paper.
  • Cut out the Martin Luther King Jr. quote and attach to the blue construction paper with the glue stick.
  • Have children go through old magazines looking for inspirational phrases or words that have meaning to them. Cut out enough for 5 – 6 clouds. If the words cut out are on a dark background, the children can first glue to white paper and cut into a cloud shape.
  • Using the glue stick, attach the words or phrases onto the tissue paper, then cut out the tissue paper in a cloud shape.
  • Using just a dab of glue from the glue stick, attach the tissue paper clouds to the blue construction paper. This gives a fluffy cloud look.
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.