If you’re looking for things to do on MLK Day with your kids, you’ll love these fun, easy, affordable ideas! Your whole family will enjoy learning about Martin Luther King Jr. using these cheap or free activities.
Your kids are probably home on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and they probably think it’s pretty fun to have a 3 day weekend, not long after returning from Christmas break.
The last thing your kids probably want to do, is listen to you teach them about historical facts and figures, but I’m here to share with you some fun Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities that you can use to teach your kids about him while still having fun on their day off.
No need to wonder what to do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year! I’ve got it covered for you with these easy ideas.
Things to Do on MLK Jr. Day
Find free Martin Luther King Jr. coloring pages and printables
There are quite a few free printable resources that you can find for kids of any ages to use to make learning fun and easy!
Here are a few I found around the web:
Watch videos of Dr. King’s speech on YouTube
You might think of YouTube as a place where you go to turn your mind off, however there are actually several free educational resources that you can find on the platform.
Here are a few good ones!
Read to Your Kids about MLK Day
There are several great books for kids about Martin Luther King Jr. Here are a few the whole family will enjoy!
- The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
- I Am Martin Luther King Jr. (Ordinary People who Changed the World)
- National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Ain’t Gonna let Nobody Turn Me ’round
Talk to Your Kids about Kindness & Acceptance
Your kids probably have a lot of questions about racial discrimination, especially in light of recent events in the news and media. Take this day to open up a discussion and answer any questions they may have!
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