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Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for Kids


Martin Luther King Jr. activities for Kids are an excellent way to honor and learn about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Through simple activities and crafts, children can explore his core beliefs of peace, justice, and equality in ways that are both fun and educational.

There are many Martin Luther King Jr.-themed projects out there, such as creating Martin Luther King Jr. quote posters to hang up in your home or schoolroom, playing a Martin Luther King Jr.- themed game or activity, writing their own speech based on one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous quotes as well as engaging in role-play scenarios to better understand Martin’s words and beliefs.

Each of these activities provides an opportunity for kids to reflect on the impact Martin had on this world while learning more about him in the process. Below are my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. activities, crafts, projects, and ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Kids.

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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 excellent hands-on craft for kids to truly begin to think about these more significant topics.

The Youngest Marcher

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!


Multi-Cultural Activities for Kids

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


MLK Jr. Poem Craft for Kids

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. 


MLK Jr. Lesson Plan

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

MLK Jr. Handprint Wreath

This handprint wreath is a lovely MLK Jr. kids’ craft


Multicultural Paper Dolls

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

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


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