Activities, Elementary

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King can be remembered in many ways, but one of the ways I like to remember him best is to listen to his eloquent words. To hear his voice sends chills down my spine. About a year and a half ago, my daughter developed a love for his words too. I was unaware of her love for Dr. King, until I came across an unusual recording. The recording is of my daughter saying Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” she was around 6 or 7 at the time.  She didn’t know all of the words, but she tried her best to say them correctly. Listening to her, makes me smile because when I was a little girl, like her, I dreamed of speaking to millions of people about civil rights and our love for mankind. It’s funny how we see ourselves in our children.

Books for kids about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King - Children's booK

Free Coloring/activities Pages

  1. “I have a Dream” Mobile from
  2. Peaceful Hands from Pinterest. (Stacey Weinberg “My Bulletin Boards”)
  3. “I have a Dream” Craft from Thank God It’s First Grade.
  4. “If I Met MLK” printable.
  5. 12 Civil Rights Coloring Pages and activities

Reader question: What are some ways that you teach your kids are kids you come in contact with about civil rights?


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