Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was vital in leading the civil rights movement. The Martin Luther King Day national holiday is a perfect time to reflect on his legacy and how he helped shape our world for the better. This blog contains five fun, educational and easy ways to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Read Books About Martin Luther King Jr.
- Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- I Have a Dream (Book & CD)
- My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Watch a Movie about Martin Luther King Jr.
There is a good array of movies about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A good choice to help children understand the importance of Martin Luther King is an animated movie called Our Friend Martin.
- Take a Fieldtrip to an African American Museum
A great way to help children learn about the many facets of the African American experience is to go on a tour at a local African American museum or visit a historical landmark. Many museums and historical sites offer tour times and self-guided tours. Check your area listings for locations to visit. Below are links to assist you in finding some sites to visit.
- List of National African American Historic Landmarks by State.
- List of African American Museums throughout the United States.
- Make a Dr. Martin Luther King Craft
A nice way to help younger children celebrate the King Holiday is to make MLK craft. Here are some links below to help you get started.
- Martin Luther King Poster
- Martin Luther King Jr. Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- 15 MLK Art Projects Kids Can Do
- Enjoy Doing Some Word Searches, Crosswords or Color
Doing fun and easy word puzzles can be an enjoyable way to help kids learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring sheets are a great way for small children to learn about MLK. Below are some links to various printouts for youth.
- 8 Printout Activities for Martin Luther King Day
- Martin Luther King Word Search
- Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Sheets
- Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Sheets 2
- Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Sheets 3
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