Martin Luther King Jr Story Time and Activity Packet
Join Rainbow Action Network for a virtual story time geared towards children 3-7 years old on Martin Luther King Jr Day. We will read aloud children’s books and guide discussion about Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and activism for kids. Event will last 30 minutes.
You can see the Facebook Event here: https://fb.me/e/14XQCEUeU
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/2LzGPhR
The event will be hosted by Ms. Lilea (a Napa County early childhood teacher and member of Rainbow Action Network) and her two kids. Another Rainbow Action Network member – Candace Monroe Speed – will be a guest reader. The two books will be We March by Shane W Evans and Speak Up by Miranda Paul.
As part of the story time, we will be encouraging children and their families to make signs (pictures and/or words) around the following prompts:
Stand Up for Fairness/Equality
Love Makes A Family
We invite all families (attending the story time or not) to submit their signs (digital photo of sign or child holding sign if comfortable with it posted to social media) to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 25th. Everyone submitting a sign will be entered to win a $15 gift card to Ashay by the Bay – a Black owned Children’s bookstore in Vallejo. We will display all submitted signs on social media and somewhere in the community (reach out if you have a good place!)
You can find more details about the activity and helpful information for having discussions about race, civil rights, and social justice with your kids in our MLK Day Take Home Packet.
***Please remember that it is our responsibility to learn about Black history and civil rights ALL YEAR, not just on MLK Day and during Black History Month. RAN continues to coordinate and collaborate on projects to encourage educating ourselves and standing in solidarity with our BIPOC neighbors and friends all year round. We have many resources for you to continue this learning at our Napa Strong Enough page.