Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activity Ideas for Kids

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How can you celebrate Martin Luther King Day with your kids? If you’re looking for creative ways to help your child to learn more about one of the most famed figures in U.S. history, check out these these easy at-home activities!

Dream Cloud Craft

Reuse a piece of cardboard from an old box and turn it into a cloud-shaped template. Draw a large cloud on the cardboard and cut it out with scissors. Your child can trace the cloud onto construction paper or poster board. Repeat to make multiple clouds. Ask your child to add their dream for peace or equality to each cloud with markers. Your child can also use crayons or colored pencils to draw a picture that matches their dream statement.

Timeline Activity

Create a timeline of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and the history of the Civil Rights movement. Start with a role of plain gift wrap, butcher paper or another long piece of paper. Research the history online or in non-fiction books. Help your child to choose significant points to note. Write each date and its significance on the paper. Add pictures or printed photos to create a crafty collage.

Book-Reading Marathon

Help your child to choose non-fiction books about Martin Luther King Jr.. Select books written for your child’s reading level. If you have a toddler or preschooler, pick pictures books. But if you have an older child, stick to chapter books or other similar historical non-fiction texts,



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