3 Great Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 Great Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr With Your Kids!

3 Great Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr With Your Kids!

Martin Luther King, Jr. led millions of people in the fight for racial equality.  Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with your children by doing some of these great activities:

Visit Family Education’s website for a plethora of fun and educational activities.


BrainPop offers a free video about MLK Jr.


My boys and I love to read.  Below are some civil rights book recommendations that you can borrow from the library or click on the link to purchase.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers and inspires them to change the world.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr: In this level two biography, difficult concepts are made understandable and transitioned into a more approachable manner. This includes the use of sidebars, timetables, diagrams and fun facts to hold the interest of the young reader. The colorful design and educational illustrations round out this text as an exemplary book for their young minds to explore.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream: From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death?from an assassin?s bullet?in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was?? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.

However you choose to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate this holiday with the kids will be a great memory!



  1. I love these ideas! My parents always made sure I honored Dr. King annually either by watching a movie about him, reading about him, going to the King Center, or doing some type of service and it’s definitely something I plan to pass on to my future kids. It’s so important that we continue to honor his legacy.

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