40+ Activity Ideas To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Kids

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a great opportunity to combine holiday celebrations with learning! We have engaging and thoughtful MLK Day activities and book recommendations to get you started.

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With These Kids Activities

Learn about Dr. King, civil rights, and social justice…and have fun while doing it!

We have books to read, sites to see, and activities and games to play with your kids…

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Books, Activities, and Crafts to Celebrate MLK Together

1. Learn Martin Luther King Jr Facts with this Printable Worksheet for Kids

We have the coolest Martin Luther King Jr Facts for Kids pages that you can print, learn & color.

2. Martin Luther King Inspires Coloring Pages for Kids

These Martin Luther King Jr coloring pages are all about inspiring us to make a better future.

3. 9 Classroom Activities to Learn More About Martin Luther King Jr

This is an amazing list of 9 ways to learn about and celebrate MLK. It includes books to read, a virtual tour of the National Civil Rights Museum, volunteer ideas, and more!

4. Tons of Resources for MLK Day Grades Kindergarten to 12th Grade

This is a great resource for teachers and parents (and teacher-parents) alike! Check out background information on MLK Jr., children’s books to read, and 4 fun activities. I especially like the interactive timeline for bigger kids.

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Let’s work together for the dream.

5. Read a Book about Martin Luther King Jr

Check out this list of 5 civil rights books for kids. Time to get to the library! 

6. Do a MLK Worksheet Together

Help kids learn MLK’s words by copying them! This lesson doubles as handwriting practice.

7. 8 Interactive Activities for Kids for MLK Day

Check out this list of 8 ideas for celebrating MLK Day. The list includes watching videos of Dr. King and visiting free local events.

8. Learn More About Martin Luther King Jr with these 13 Lessons

Dr. Starger-Glass provides 13 excellent activity ideas to honor Dr. King and teach kids about Dr. King’s role in the civil rights movement!

9. Make MLK Day a Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr

Find a volunteer opportunity in honor of MLK.

10. More Martin Luther King Jr Printables for Kids

Enjoy these coloring pages, writing pages, word searches, and more!

What’s your favorite way to celebrate MLK Day with kids? Let us know in the comments!

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