This FHE lesson for Martin Luther King Day helps your group understand who Dr. King was and his impact on the world.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
As I have loved you,
Love one another.
This new commandment:
Love one another.
By this shall men know
Ye are my disciples,
If ye have love
One to another.
*Suitable for All Ages*
Read aloud: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day set aside to remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. King’s birthday was January 15, so we celebrate on the third Monday of January each year, which is generally close to that day.
Ask: What do you know about Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Watch this video:
Ask: What did you like about this video?
Read aloud: King was a great example of treating others as God would treat them, no matter who they were or what their skin color was. He was a great example of Jesus Christ. As we remember King’s life, we can learn from him. We can learn how to focus on others before ourselves, on never giving up for what we believe in, and choosing to love others, even when they don’t love you. We can learn to treat all of God’s children with kindness and respect, no matter how different they may be from us.
Ask: What are some things we can do this upcoming week to honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Lemon Glazed Cookies or Easy Granola Cups
-1 lemon cake mix
-8 oz. cream cheese
-1/2 cup butter
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-2 tablespoons butter
-2 cups powdered sugar
-2-3 tablespoons milk
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Soften cream cheese and butter. Mix cake mix, cream cheese, butter, egg, and vanilla together until butter and cream cheese are full incorporated. Cookie dough will be quite thick and sticky. Chill for at least two hours. Grease hands and roll into ping pong sized balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet.
For glaze: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan, then turn off heat. Whisk in powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk (for thinner glaze add 3 tablespoons instead of 2). Pipe on glaze or dunk cookies in glaze the top.
(Courtesy of It’s Always Autumn)
-2 large overripe bananas
-1 cup oats
-½ cup crunchy cereal, granola or your favorite nuts
-2 tbsp pure maple syrup(or any other sweetener you use, if using a granulated sweetener add 2 tbsp liquid such as almond milk)
-2 tbsp peanut butter or other nut or seed butter
-2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
-2 tbsp dried cranberries or other dried fruit
-2 – 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Line a muffin pan with paper liners, or use a silicone muffin pan for easy removal.
Mash the bananas. Add wet ingredients and cocoa powder and mix well. Add all other ingredients, mix well then press into prepared muffin tin.
Freeze at least 60 minutes before enjoying.
(Courtesy of Food Doodles)
Same to the Core Object Lesson
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