Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities
Fun and family-friendly ways to learn about the great American leader
We posted a roundup of children’s books about Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier this week. And today, we’re looking at other ways to celebrate the day in his honor (this coming Monday!) with your kids. —Sharon Beesley
VISIT: There are so many statues and memorials around the world honoring MLK. Check out the list below—and hopefully, there’s one near you.
National Memorial Park, Washington, D.C.
Westminster Abbey, London, UK
Boston University, Boston, MA
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Park, Seattle, WA
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Atlanta, GA
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus, New York, NY
DO: Besides reading books, there are plenty other ways to teach your kids about MLK. We love this Peace and Dreams digital download. For only $4.50, the kit includes an MLK birthday card, MLK mini book, writing prompts, and all sorts of other activities. All you need is a printer. We also like this handprint peace dove project —it’s easy and fun for a kid to make, and it looks super cute. Check out our Pinterest Board to see more of our favorite crafts.
READ & LISTEN: Take a few minutes to read or listen to some of MLK’s most famous speeches. Here are four of them available online:
“I Have a Dream”
“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”
“The Birth of a New Nation”
“Our God is Marching On”