Today we have Martin Luther King Jr. coloring pages, perfect for kids of all ages! Coloring pages are a great way to learn about important holidays and outstanding people in American history.
Let’s get started with our free printable pack which includes two of the best Martin Luther King Jr. coloring pages with his most famous quotes.
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Free printable coloring pages of Martin Luther King Jr.
Grab your crayons and let’s learn about civil rights with these coloring pages! Martin Luther King Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His role in the civil rights movement was based on his Christian beliefs and had a big impact on America.
His birthday, January 17, is now an American holiday and we celebrate it every third Monday of January. Now let’s enjoy these coloring pages to learn more about this holiday. Yay!
Let’s start with what you might need to enjoy this coloring sheet.
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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COLORING SHEETS
This coloring page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Your favorite coloring supplies: favorite crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, water colors…
- (Optional) Something to cut with: scissors or safety scissors
- (Optional) Something to glue with: glue stick, rubber cement, school glue
- The printed Martin Luther King Jr. coloring pages template pdf — see the link below to download & print
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Pages
Our first coloring page features one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quotes, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Sit down with your kids and together, come up with a meaning to this quote. For me, it translates as “it’s never too late to stand up to injustice.” This works best for older kids that are learning how to read and write.
Martin Luther King Jr. coloring page I have a dream
Our second coloring page features the shadow of Martin Luther King Jr., along with his most notorious quote that was part of his powerful speech. Since this coloring page includes a simple shadow, you can color it as a single color, and then use bright colors for the quote.
My favorite part about these Martin Luther King Jr. coloring pages is that both printables double as reading practice and letter recognition. Score!
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Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.
- Martin Luther King Jr was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, back in 1964.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday in the United States.
- There are over 730 streets in the country named after Martin Luther King Jr.
- One of his main influences was Mohandas Gandhi because he taught people to protest in a peaceful manner.
- He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Developmental Benefits of Coloring Pages
We may think of coloring pages as just fun, but they also have some really cool benefits for both kids and adults:
- For kids: Fine motor skill development and hand-eye coordination develop with the action of coloring or painting coloring pages. It also helps with learning patterns, color recognition, structure of drawing and so much more!
- For adults: Relaxation, deep breathing and low-set up creativity are enhanced with coloring pages.
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