Showing posts with label Martin Luther King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Martin Luther King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Martin Luther King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Martin Luther King. Show all posts

Activities for Martin Luther King Day

MLK Activities to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

When is Martin Luther King Day? It is celebrated on the third Monday of January. In the United States, many schools and businesses have the day off to celebrate. What do you do to remember MLK? We have many Martin Luther King Day Activities on the blog. In this post, we're sharing free printable signs for a Martin Luther King rally or impromptu parade and a book review for "I am Martin Luther King".  Enjoy!



Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Print these signs and then glue a large craft stick between two printed rally signs so that you can flip it over for a different message. Reduce the size of the image to 5 x 7, and it becomes a sign for classroom desks. Just use a popsicle stick, make a clay base, and display on your desks! Keep scrolling for book review and chance to win.

I have a dream free printable sign.
I have a dream free printable sign.


Activities for Martin Luther King Day: Peace Sign Printable
Peace sign free printable.





"I am a man" rally image photograph.

I am a man downloadble sign for MLK Day.
I am a man downloadble sign.



I am a woman printable sign for MLK Day.
I am a woman printable sign for MLK Day.




We shall overcome photograph for MLK Day Rally.
"We shall overcome" photograph for MLK Day Rally.

We shall overcome free pritnable sign.
We shall overcome free printable sign.





Equal opportunity and human dignity rally photograph.
"Equal opportunity and human dignity" rally photograph.


Equal opportunity and human dignity printable sign activity.
Equal opportunity and human dignity printable sign activity.


Martin Luther King Book for Kids Children
"I am Martin Luther King" by Brad Meltzer.

It might seem strange to imagine Martin Luther King, Jr. as a child, but just like you, he was once a kid too. Even then, he knew things weren't right. He dreamed of change. Learn how he made a difference with his rallys and marches when you read the latest book from the "I am" series. "I am Martin Luther King", by Brad Meltzer, tells the story of this great historical figure. It is told from the point of view of a child.

We love the "I am" books and use them in our history lessons for homeschoolers. You might like this lesson on Ameila Earhart.



Recommended:

I am Martin Luther King Biography Book for Kids*

Free Martin Luther King Classroom Skit

Handprint Dream Catcher Craft

Community Service Ideas

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Handprint Dream Catcher Paper Craft for Martin Luther King Day

Handprint DreamCatchers Paper Craft Activity for Martin Luther King Day

Looking for a Martin Luther King Day craft for kids? This dreamcatcher handprint craft will help you start a dialogue on multi-cultural inclusion and the importance of dreams. Hang it above your bed to catch your dreams. Write your dreams on the paper handprints. Teach about aspirations with an MLK Day Activity.

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Handprint Paper Craft for Martin Luther King Day Kids
Trace hands on multi-colored paper for this MLK Day Craft.


How to make a handprint dream catcher paper craft


  • Grab a paper plate, cut a circle out of the center, wrap it with crepe paper attaching with tape. 
  • Trace hand on several different colors of construction paper to represent different cultures. 
  • Glue hands with fingers entwined as shown below. 
  • To make a wreath, fold the base (palm) of the hand around the ring securing with staples. 
This is a craft for kids which offers individualism. Let them create anyway they choose and write inspiring words on each hand, drop crepe paper streamers from the paper plate hoop to make a dreamcatcher. 

They can share their handiwork and start a dialogue about what is alike with each kids' craft.

Focus: Although everyone interprets the craft a little differently we all share the ability to dream big like Martin Luther King. Click the MLK link for a companion classroom skit or stage play see stage play.

This DREAMCATCHER is designed to collect your dreams and harness them into GOALS. Remember all it takes is a Can-do attitude!


Dream Catcher Craft for MLK Day
Dream Craft for MLK Day.







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Handprint Dream Catcher Paper Craft for Martin Luther King Day


Free Martin Luther King Day stage play for kids "Dreamkeepers" 15 minute Classroom Skit

Free script for Martin Luther King Day: a great elementary class room stage play

Do you need a quick skit for your elementary class to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.? This MLK play, Dreamkeepers, is approximately 15 minutes and teaches about the famous speech "I Have a Dream".  Follow the links for the printable MLK script for kids. Enjoy!

Free Martin Luther King Day stage play for kids "Dreamkeepers" 15 minute Classroom Skit
Martin 'Luther King Play Skit Script for Kids for MLK Day.


Scroll down for Free Play Script Printable for Kids. We also have a Martin Luther King Day Activity for Kids.



Martin Luther King Day plays and skits for kids stage play
MLK Clipart


15 Minute Classroom Plays

Seasonal Celebrations
 Volume 1





All skits are based on a monthly theme with lessons in language, social studies, art and science sprinkled throughout the pages. It's 'Edutainment'. Make a paper handrpint dreamcatcher craft to go along with your lesson.


Enjoy a free copy of the first script in the series: 


In Google Drive: Martin Luther King stage play skit for Kids. 


Volume One:  
"Dreamkeepers" (MLK Day Play for Children)
"Hide and Seek Hearts" (Valentine's Day Play for Kids)
"Rainbow Stew" (St. Patrick's Day Skit for Elementary).


Recommended Reading:

Free Martin Luther King Printable Posters

I Have a Dream (Book and CD)


Barack Obama Activity for Preschool

US Presidents Lesson