Martin Luther King Jr. Day is next week and even though it’s nice to have a day off with the kids, we really try to use the time to have important discussions about race, equality, and kindness. When my boys were younger, those conversations were a bit more lighthearted and abstract but now that they’re a little bit older, we’ve started talking about current events and racism. I’m always torn between maintaining their innocence and revealing the truth but I try to remind myself that when in doubt, always go with the truth.
There have been situations that, in retrospect, I wished I had been more forthcoming with my children but I have never regretted telling them the truth. I created this Martin Luther King Jr free printable to remind our family about the “most persistent and urgent question.” Hope you enjoy with your family as well!
I bought Tried & True an iPad Pro as a Christmas gift and we’ve been getting to know each other for a few weeks now. Let me tell you, I’m quite smitten! I was able to pull in an image of Martin Luther King Jr that I had created years ago for another project (Martin Luther King Jr Window Art) and add the words to one of my favorite quotes, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” I love all of his quotes but this one really spoke to me as a mother. We are constantly trying to teach our children to look outside of themselves and to see where there is need in the world. We’ve even taken to asking them “How are you going to help people when you grow up?” instead of “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Changing out a few simple words can make the biggest difference.
We’ve even taken to asking them “How are you going to help people when you grow up?” instead of “What do you want to do when you grow up?”
Hope you enjoy this Martin Luther King Jr Free Printable as much as I enjoyed making it! Follow me on Instagram to get behind the scenes on the making of this printable and more. Want another fun MLK Jr craft? Here you go: