INSIDE: ‘I Have A Dream’ Sticky Wall for MLK Jr. Day is a fun and easy activity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day for toddlers and preschoolers. Its a great way to celebrate MLK Jr. and his very important message and spirit of diversity and inclusion.
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Putting Up Your ‘I Have A Dream’ Sticky Wall for MLK Jr. Day
Contact paper has one side that is very very sticky, so unrolling it and taping it to a wall can be a little tricky. Here’s how I do it:
Stick the sticky wall up on the wall using small rolled up pieces of tape in the four corners. Make sure the paper backing side is facing out.
Peel the paper backing off to expose one small corner of the sticky paper. Continue peeling the paper backing off until one side is exposed. Tape that side down fully using Painter’s tape. This will ensure that it doesn’t fall down as your child is playing.
Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side.
Step 4 (optional)
Remove the small rolled up pieces of tape from underneath the sticky wall. These rolled up pieces were just there to help you get the sticky wall set up and can be removed once your sticky wall fully up. But if you don’t mind them there you don’t have to remove them.
‘I Have A Dream’ Sticky Wall for MLK Jr. Day
Grab your sharpie and write ‘I HAVE A DREAM’ in large bubble letters on the sticky side of the contact paper.
Cut some colourful tissue paper into squares and place them into bowl. Invite your little one to decorate the letters using the tissue paper.
Once complete it up in your window.
Age Suitability for ‘I Have A Dream’ Sticky Wall for MLK Jr. Day
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for ‘I Have A Dream’ Sticky Wall for MLK Jr. Day
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- Contact paper
- Colourful Tissue Paper
- Masking tape
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