Everyone 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
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:
MLK Quotes for Older Kids
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”