I first read about this MLK Jr. egg lesson on the fabulous Mrs. Jump's Class a couple years ago. We started out by talking about the outside of the egg and the similarities and differences. My kiddos came up with some great answers, including shape, size and color. At this point, we completed the first box on our response sheet. Here's a shot of a fully completed sheet.
Then, we made predictions about what we thought the inside of the egg would look like. So many kiddos thought it would be brown. Of course, we had to crack both eggs open to see! I bet you can imagine the astonishment that the inside was actually the same! How could it be?!?
After completing the rest of our response sheet, we read a short picture biography all about Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream. We discussed the word "equality" and why it's important to treat everyone equally. We had already heard the word "equally" during our math lessons, so the kiddos knew exactly what it meant.
This little demonstration really conveyed the importance of the message: It's doesn't matter what we look like on the outside. It's what's on the inside that counts. Click on the picture below to grab a FREE copy of the response sheet!
Happy belated Martin Luther King Jr. Day!