It’s Martin Luther King Day and a perfect time to focus on peace and kindness. Peace education was important to both Maria Montessori and Martin Luther King, Jr. Following are some wonderful posts from Montessorians promoting peace.
Montessori Inspiration and Ideas for Martin Luther King Day
Celebrating Skin Color…..With Paint!!!! by Jessie from The Education of Ours at Mommy Moment
What We Have Been up To, including Martin Luther King speech activities for elementary level from We Don’t Need No Education
“The Child is Both the Hope and Promise for Mankind” at Parenting Tree (about Montessori, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and peace)
Montessori and Peace in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Montessori’s Education for Peace from Confessions of a Montessori Mom Blog
Montessori Peace Education: Martin Luther King, Jr., Montessori Students and Community Service, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Montessori Elementary Studies: Civil Rights, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: January 16, 2012 from North American Montessori Center
Historic Figures Set – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Day 1, Martin’s Dreams and Patterns: Celebrating Dr. King Day 2, We Have Dreams!! Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 3 (Photo), Good Choices: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day 4, and Collaging Kids Around the World (Photo) from The Work Plan
Peace Makers cards, including Martin Luther King, Jr. (available for purchase) from Montessori Print Shop
Introducing and Cultivating Peace in our Homes and Classrooms from Simply Montessori
Teach Peace Instead of Anti-Bullying from Educating for Peace: Andrew Kutt’s Blog
Promote Peace and Peace Education (blog) By Chandrani Warnasuriya
Kids’ Martin Luther King Day Activities Pinterest Board
I have a Kids’ Martin Luther King Day Activities Pinterest Board with Martin Luther King Day activities for all ages. They aren’t necessarily Montessori activities, but they’re wonderful activities to celebrate this special day.
On Thursday, I’ll have a roundup of Montessori-inspired peace education activities.
100 Acts of Kindness Project
A fantastic family project for Martin Luther King Day and every day from now through Valentine’s Day is the 100 Acts of Kindness Project through Toddler Approved. My adult kids, kids-in-love, and I participated in the project last year (Join the 100 Acts of Kindness Project and Make the World a Happier Place with Acts of Kindness). We’re participating again this year. Weekly kindness challenges are posted every Monday morning (including mine next Monday). Here’s this week’s challenge: Kindness Challenge #1: Saying Thank You.
Montessori Monday Link-Up
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Have a happy – and peaceful – Martin Luther King Day!