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Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for Kids

Below are my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. activities, crafts, projects, and ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Kids. All images are sourced from the original linked up post. Please click through to the websites for all the details!

martin luther king jr. crafts

I found these Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts for Kids and had to share them with you all! We have a few activities in the works that I will share with you soon.

Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts Kids Love


A Birthday Wish for MLK Jr.

This free printable social-emotional learning activity will create a birthday wish for Martin, focusing on equality, kindness, fairness, and respect for others.

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Fingerprint Dove

This craft from Kristen at Busy Kids = Happy Mom is beautiful on so many levels. I love the colors, the dove, and the collaborative approach.


I Have a Dream Cloud Craft for Kids Martin Luther King Jr Crafts ThatKidsCraftSite com

I Have a Dream Cloud Craft 

Check out this adorable and easy-to-put-together craft.

Martin Luther King Jr. HandCraft

Deborah at Teach Preschool gives us an easy and awesome hands-on craft for kids to truly begin to think about these bigger topics.

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Picture Book Biographies for Black History Month

This list of biographies for kids is super thoughtfully curated and can be used all year round.

MLK Reader Cover

MLK Jr. Coloring Book for Kids

What is Diversity?

Mari from Inspired by Family Magazine rocked this big topic! What child does not love cracking eggs AND the element of surprise! Plus, the lesson sticks with children.

Crafts for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Valerie at Inner Child Fun offers simple and beautiful activities. I adore this Peace Symbol plate. Easy to put together and lots of room for creativity!


Artists Helping Children offers wonderful multicultural activities to celebrate MLK Jr. Day with kids.

babblemlkMommyfriend at Babble offers helpful advice to parents who want to teach kids about MLK Jr.

Free Kids Crafts presents a beautiful MLK Jr. hand print poem craft for kids.

MLK Collage

Barely & Birch let us in on a sweet activity: Make: A Collage Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Celebrating MLK Day: Martin Luther King Jr Lesson Plan with The Purposeful Nest offers a fabulous free printable activity booklet for you and your children to celebrate and learn about Dr. King.

MLK Multi Colored Handprint Craft
This handprint wreath is a lovely MLK Jr. kids’ craft


Allie at No Time for Flashcards presents an easy yet powerful MLK Jr. Kids Multicultural Craft


Daria from Daria Music shares children’s songs for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


I saved this lovely post from Go Kid Yourself for last: MLK Jr. & his Children

Thank you for visiting us today. Please leave a comment with your favorite MLK Jr. idea for Kids. I love hearing from you. Be sure to check out my Martin Luther King Jr. Day for Kids Pinterest board for more favorites.


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