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Children’s Books to Read for Civil Rights Day

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, Civil Rights Day is an alternative name for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Like MLK Day, this holiday is dedicated to human rights and one of the most notable figures in modern history (Martin Luther King Jr.). Mark this very special day by helping your young child to understand what civil rights are and the humanitarians who have helped people to get them. If you’re not sure how to communicate the importance of this day (and what civil rights are) these children’s books are easy for kids to understand and fun to read!...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Biography Craft for Kids

Help your child to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a biography book-making craft. While your little learner can pick the obvious (Martin Luther King Jr.) as the subject of this bio, she can also choose another historical African American figure. Keep in mind, history is always being made. This means that your child doesn’t have to choose someone who lived well before she was born. She can choose a current person of note, such as President Obama. She can even choose a child to learn about (someone such as Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis). Materials: Cardboard (reuse...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dream Handprint

Help your child to better understand why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this “I have a dream” art activity. It may seem like a simple kids’ craft, but this holiday project gets your child thinking about what is truly meaningful. Start by asking your child to think about what his or her dream for the future is. Not just his or her own future, but for the planet – and all of mankind’s future! Materials: Card stock paper Tempera paints – in a rainbow of colors A paintbrush Scissors Markers Instructions: Cut a piece of card stock...