Monday, January 21, 2019

Two Makerspace Activities To Celebrate MLK Day!

Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we read, research, listen and talk about all of his special accomplishments and the words he spoke for equality and civil rights. I loved finding a couple of activities that inspire our makers when remembering him too. 
Our students did these two activities last Friday and will for the rest of the month for Friday Fun in the Makerspace. 
The first is this awesome STEM Challenge from Maker Maven, Can You Build A Podium For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I love all of the STEM Challenges from Maker Maven.  
In this one, they are to build Martin Luther King Jr. a podium with popsicle sticks, play-doh or clay, and other supplies, after listening to his I Have A Dream speech.  
Instead of using these materials, we decided to have them use our new KEVA Planks, which all of the kids have loved using in the library over the last month. 
When we do Makerspace Monday or Friday Fun in the Makerspace,
we always create these little signs and put them into our clear table top holders.  This helps them know what our task is for the day.
As you can see, they built some really awesome podiums for Martin Luther King Jr! 
The second activity was the 
I included this on the MLK Symbaloo we created and shared with everyone last week. 

This is one of the video from Arts for Kids Hub on YouTube. 
They pulled it up in the MLK Symbaloo and....
...drew amazing pictures of Martin Luther King Jr.  
They loved sharing them too. 

It was fun seeing our students be creative as they remembered such an important man on this very special day. 

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