Scratch Art for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and electrified our nation with his words. Today, decades later, they are as challenging and inspiring as ever. This year on Martin Luther King Day, help your third grader understand that this is not just another fun day off school; it’s a time to honor a legacy. Here’s an art and writing project that can help bring it home. And any time of year, it’s a beautiful art project to celebrate any person who has made a difference in your child’s life, and helped find rainbows behind an obscuring cloud.
What You Need:
- Black tempera paint with paintbrush
- Crayons in a rainbow of colors
- Drop of dish soap
- Sharp point, such as the tine of a fork, or the end of an embroidery needle