I Have a Dream Mobile

Lesson #8900

Design creative mobiles for any theme or occasion.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Make fun, visual aids to engage students and inspire creative thought. Students can write quotes or phrases on shapes to create unique story mobiles.

Design a creative mobile, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech.

12850-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Clouds - Large 13606-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Heart #2 - Large 14746-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Stars, Primitive - Large 15676-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Square - Large 17465-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Peace Sign - Large 18623-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Moon & Stars - Large 25127-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Lacing Square #2 - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction Paper, Punch, Ribbon, Scissors, Tagboard

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut a Square out of tagboard and two pieces of green cardstock or construction paper. Use either the LG Square or LG Lacing Square.
  2. If using the LG Square, poke holes at the four corners of one green Square. Cut ribbon and attach to each of the four corners. Bring the pieces together and tie a knot at the top to hang the mobile. If using the LG Lacing Square, use existing holes.
  3. Attach this green Square to the tagboard for support and durability.
  4. Die-cut a Heart, Stars, Cloud, Moon and Peace Sign from colored cardstock or construction paper.
  5. Punch holes at the top of each shape.
  6. Write one word on each of four shapes to complete the phrase, "I have a dream."
  7. Cut five pieces of ribbon, attaching one end of each ribbon to a different shape.
  8. Poke four holes equal distance from the center of a second green Square. Hang four of the shapes from this Square. Be sure the shapes hang in the correct order to complete the phrase, "I have a dream."
  9. Attach this second Square to the bottom side of the cardstock for support and durability.
  10. Poke a final hole through the center of the assembled mobile for the final shape (see Main Photo).

Social Studies: People, Places and Environments

Pre-K-12: Standard 3

  • Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places and environments. The study of people, places and human-environment interactions assists learners as they create their spatial views and geographic perspectives of the world.

National Council for the Social Studies, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: NCSS, 1994). This book may be purchased by calling 800-683-0812. Electronic copies of it are not available.

Source: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

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