Four Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Posted: Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is this Monday, January 20th! Dr. King inspired people all over the world to strive for peace, unity, and equal rights. Through nonviolent protests, moving speeches, and clear vision, Martin Luther King, Jr. became a prominent and influential leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ‘60s. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the upcoming holiday, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. activities, worksheets, and coloring pages to celebrate MLK Jr.

Help your child learn the basics about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life with this short biography of his life.

Celebrate MLK Jr.’s achievement in becoming a Nobel Laureate by constructing a Nobel Peace Prize with your child. Use this activity as an opportunity to discuss with your child why Martin Luther King, Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, and how you can promote peace in your home, neighborhood, and community.

This coloring page of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a great introductory activity for young kids, and also makes a pretty decoration to help celebrate the holiday.

MLK Jr. spoke of peace and unity in his public appearances throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Doves are an iconic symbol of peace the world over. Make a flock of DIY doves to hang in your home or classroom as a reminder to celebrate peace everyday.

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