- For snacks, make it healthy food, which has been one of the First Lady's anti-obesity campaign themes.
- They can learn about Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife, Coretta Scott King and female civil rights activists such as Dorothy Height .
- What children's books does Michelle Obama like best? Oprah has a list: Michelle Obama's favorite kids books. You can find them in your local bookstore or at the Brooklyn Public Library.
- Connecting MLK's struggle with the Inauguration, have the kids look at the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome. The 150th anniversary year of this statue is 2013. And, the statue is....a woman.
Thinking of dress up? Costume stores in Brooklyn
2. Scrapbooking Party: Obama Inuagural and MLK Day 2013There will never be another day when this confluence occurs: MLK Day and the second inauguration of America's first black president. It's one for the books. So, why not get the kids started on making their own scrapbook? How to Get Started on Making a Scrap Book.
For Scrapbooking Supplies in Brooklyn
- Scribbles, 1308 40th St.,] (between 13th Ave & 14th Ave), Borough Park (closed Saturday)
- Procession to the Capitol
- Swearing in of Joe Biden, Vice President
- Swearing in of Barack Obama, President
- Inaugural Address
- Inaugural Parade
- Inaugural Ball