These 15 free Martin Luther King Jr. activities are excellent ways to honor and celebrate this amazing man with kids.
You could use these activities to celebrate MLK Day or enjoy them in February to celebrate Black History Month.
Learning About Martin Luther King Jr. With Kids
Help your kids learn more about the life and beliefs of Martin Luther King Jr.
Born on January 15, the United States has a federal holiday to observe his birth on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a wonderful time to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.
Another time of year to focus on MLK is Black History Month in February.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an outstanding example of nonviolence and Civil Rights. His ideas and diligent work are also fantastic additions to growth mindset lessons.
If you’re searching for some fun resources and activities for your little ones, homeschool, or classroom, check out these recommendations that celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and everything that he accomplished in his short lifetime.
You’ll find some of our favorite books as well as a list of fifteen free fun and educational Martin Luther King Jr. activities for kids.
Amazing Resources for Teaching & Talking About Marting Luther King Jr.
My five boys and I have some of these books as part of our home library. We’ve found a few of these books in our local library and the rest we have on our homeschool wishlist 🙂
By Johnny Ray Moore The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography)Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf)Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?)A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a NationNational Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3)Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington (Step into Reading)The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers)
15 Fantastic & Free Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for Kids
In this list of 15 MLK Activities for Kids, you’ll find lots of fun and educational activities that children are sure to enjoy like:
- Free printables like coloring sheets and word searches
- Hands-on crafts
- Drawing ideas
- Creative art activities
Children’s Civil Rights Walk Class Activity Free PDF (Wise Owl Factory): This free printable pack provides you with step-by-step guide and ideas to lead your kids through what a Civil Rights walk might be like. Includes posters and recommended book.
Free Printable for Martin’s Dream by Jane Kurtz (Wise Owl Factory): Extend the learning fun with this book (or really any book about Martin Luther King Jr.) with this free printable activity.
Free Printable Martin Luther King, Jr. Word Search Puzzle (Jinxy Kids): Awesome word search activity about MLK for your kids.
Handprint Dove Peace Day Craft (Fun Handprint Art Blog): Great hands-on craft activity to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and peace.
Martin Luther King Jr. Word Search Free Printable (Crayons and Cravings): Another fabulous word search activity in black and white (great for printing!).
Martin Luther King Printable Pack Grades K-3 (Only Passionate Curiosity): 25 pages of activities (including copywork, vocabulary, and more!). This pack is “pay what you want”.
Martin Luther King Craft With My Two Hands (JDaniel4’s Mom): Super cute craft idea that includes printable poem.
Martin Luther King Tissue Paper Luminary Drawings (Pink Stripey Socks): Such an incredible idea, especially for helping little ones better understand his message of being the light!
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page(123Homeschool4Me): You’ll need to scroll to the bottom of this post to download a pack of 7 coloring pages all about MLK.
Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts- Dream Card (Parenting Chaos): Super sweet card that has a personal touch 🙂
Activities for Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Pre-K Pages): Variety of amazing activities to use for your Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. One of our favorites is with eggs.
MLK Jr. Art Collage (My Craftily Ever After): Outstanding activity that can also be done with older kids and large groups.
Martin Luther King Jr. Silhouette Activity (Cassie Dahl): This simple project is powerful. Includes other creative ideas for taking your celebration to the next level, too.
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr With a Sweet Treat! (Just Wild About Teaching): Yummy idea plus craftivity and writing printables.
Martin Luther King Jr. Banners (Playdough to Plato): Free printable banners with writing prompts. Wonderful way to help kids apply all that they’ve learned about Martin Luther King Jr.
I hope that these 15 fantastic and free Martin Luther King Jr. activities help you and your kids learn, grow, and celebrate together 🙂