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Sing A Song About MLK Day – DARIA’s Resources Free Until 1/31

MLK Mini-poster

Many years ago, I wrote a little song about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. I had always been a big fan of MLK’s speeches and writing and I wanted to create an easy-to-sing song that would take these big ideas and make them “singable” for kids. Little did I know that the songs would soon become of the most popular classrooms songs for sharing the life and legacy of MLK across the country.

If you haven’t heard the song already, you can see the Youtube video, here:

Get All Of My MLK-Resources Free!

In honor of the MLK Day of Service 2017, I’ve decided to give away not only the song, but the entire “I Have A Dream” cd, the sheet music and all of my MLK posters, mini-posters, etc. until the end of this month.  Please feel free to stop by and download any of these resources here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/World-Music-With-Daria/Category/MLK-Day-225636

What will you be doing on MLK Day 2017? Whatever it is, take a moment to recall this great leader who changed the face of our nation through compassion, real moral strength and love.

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MLK Day Song For Young Children

MLK Mini-posterEveryone understands what it’s like to dream.  And this time of year, many families are preparing for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of a fairer, kinder and more peaceful world.

But how do you talk about big concepts like compassion and social justice with young children?  You can start with simple songs like this one that use easy, repeatable phrases to sing the praises of a great American hero.

Here’s an animation of the song and complete lyrics are below.

Need more than a song? Check out the links and resources below for free posters, coloring pages and lyric sheet.   The “I Have A Dream” song and MLK’s timeless message are perfect for a day of service or any time of year!

Links and Resources

Free Lyric Sheet for the “I Have a Dream” MLK Day Song http://www.dariamusic.com/docs/songs/I%20Have%20a%20Dream%20Songbook.pdf

MLK Day Song From Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-have-a-dream/id49532398

MLK Day Song From Amazon: https://amzn.com/B0013PKPM4

MLK Day Song From TeachersPayTaeachers
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Song-For-MLK-Day-I-Have-A-Dream-475185

MLK Day Color Poster- “Everyone Can Be Great” https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Day-Mini-Poster-Everyone-Can-Be-Great-Because-Everyone-Can-Serve-1616862

MLK Coloring Page For Younger Kids:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Rainbow-Coloring-Page-for-Younger-Children-475121

MLK Quotes for Older Kids
http://buff.ly/1VwJvah

I HAVE A DREAM  By Daria A. Marmaluk-Hajioannou

There’s a man I think you’ve heard of

His name is Martin Luther King

He wanted a world of peace and love

He said “I have a dream”

Chorus: I have a dream, I have a dream

I’ve been to the mountaintop and I’ve seen.., And, I have a dream

He said: “I know that this is possible

I know that this can be

If each one can learn to live with love

Then we can all be free”

If you share this vision

You know it’s not a difficult thing

We can build a world of peace and love

And we can all be queens and “kings”

Sing A Song For MLK Day

MLK mini poster coloring pageAlong with raising a creative and intelligent child, you’ve probably also been thinking about how to encourage your child to be kind, empathetic and caring. With MLK day approaching quickly, here’s a song that you can use to gently teach about the life and legacy of a man that overcame evil with good and dedicated his life to service to others and a quest for equality.

The “I Have a Dream” song came out in 2006 and has been used extensively in classrooms, homeschool settings and special presentations all across the USA. The lyrics are simple and very singable, making this a great song for even the youngest listener.

HAVE A DREAM

(Words and music by Daria A. Marmaluk-Hajioannou)

There’s a man I think you’ve heard of
His name is Martin Luther King
He wanted a world of peace and love
He said “I have a dream”

Chorus:
I have a dream
I have a dream
I’ve been to the mountaintop and I’ve seen…
I have a dream

He said “ I know that this is possible
I know that this can be
If each one can learn to live with love
Then we can all be free”

If you share this vision
You know it’s not a difficult thing
We can build a world of peace and love
And we can all be queens and “kings”.

The “I Have A Dream” Animation

What’s the song sound like? Here’s the popular Youtube animation:

The “I Have A Dream” Song Is Free Here:

During the month of January 2015, all DARIA’s resources for MLK Day have been marked down to “free” other TeachersPayTeachers site. Links to these January freebies are below. if you download, would you kindly consider “following” DARIA’s TPT store? Thanks!

Free Resource – Direct Links

Song For MLK Day – “I Have A Dream”
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Song-For-MLK-Day-I-Have-A-Dream-475185

“MLK Rainbow” Coloring Page for Younger Children
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Rainbow-Coloring-Page-for-Younger-Children-475121

MLK “Rainbow And Popular Quotes” Coloring Page for Older Children
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Rainbow-And-Popular-Quotes-Coloring-Page-for-Older-Children-475123

MLK Day Mini-Poster – “Everyone Can Be Great Because Everyone Can Serve”
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Day-Mini-Poster-Everyone-Can-Be-Great-Because-Everyone-Can-Serve-1616862

I Have A Dream – Sheet Music For The MLK Day Song
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Have-A-Dream-Sheet-Music-For-The-MLK-Day-Song-499427

Introducing MLK’s message to Young Children – Through Music!

It’s never too early to share important and powerful messages with young children.

This is especially true when choosing books, music and other positive and kid-friendly media that become part of your children’s lives.  In fact, this was exactly the reason I wrote a children’s song based on MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech made during the March On Washington, whose 50th anniversary is today!

Although most people recall mainly the “I Have A Dream” section, the entire speech is worth reading or hearing.  And MLK’s messages are easy for kids to grasp and live out.  What child does not want to be included and treated fairly?  Every child appreciates an environment that is fair, balanced and gives everyone a chance.   Big concepts such as respect, equality and dignity aren’t lost on little ears.

In honor of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, I’m offering free downloads of this song on my website (link below).  I’m also encouraging parents to seek out and include books, music and other media in their child’s life that show inspirational leaders, such as MLK.  Find ways to help your children “meet” spiritual and inspirational leaders and their lives will surely reflect these positive ideas and worthy goals.

Remember, no child is too small to make a difference.

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.”

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Watch an animation of the I HAVE A DREAM children’s song here:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBQ36WnekVM&w=500&h=281]

Links:

Free Download of the I Have A Dream Song

http://www.dariamusic.com/monthly_song.php

Free MLK Coloring Page For Young Children

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Rainbow-Coloring-Page-for-Younger-Children-475121

Free MLK Coloring Page For Older Children (With Many MLK Quotes)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Rainbow-And-Popular-Quotes-Coloring-Page-for-Older-Children-475123