One of the many longstanding symbols of peace and unity is that of the beautiful dove. As Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of uniting the hands of people of all races and heritages, this iconic dove has come be be associated with this great orator. Displaying grace and poise, images of this beautiful bird are often hung to represent joy and purity, but also peace and harmony.
Your child can show her respect for the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by creating her own hanging dove images! Invite her to adorn her room, doorways, or window sills with these signs of peace. While boosting her motor and conceptual skills, this creative activity also provides an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the struggles for equality faced by African Americans.
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- Hot glue gun
- White glue
- Makers or crayons
- Tape or tacks (to hang on wall)