MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King Day will next be celebrated on 16th January 2017 in the US. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the civil rights movement in 1960s America, which meant that he hoped that black people and white people would begin to live together peacefully, with equal rights. He was assassinated in 1968.

When we teach children about Martin Luther King Jr now, we teach how one man, full of determination, made a change in the world. We teach that everyone, in their own way, can make a difference - however small, for good (or bad). We teach that it is possible, but not easy, to move mountains in a peaceful way. Many classrooms are now using a "dove of peace" to celebrate MLK Day for just this reason. We've got a variety of MLK Day activities to suit all ages below, looking at the historical perspective, the man himself, his most famous words, equality, and peace.

Wouldn't it be terrible? Wouldn't it be sad?
If just one single colour was the colour that we had?
If everything was purple? Or red? Or blue? Or green?
If yellow, pink, or orange was all that could be seen?
Can you just imagine how dull the world would be
If just one single colour was all that we could see?

MLK Day Colouring Pages
Here are some colouring pages of Dr Martin Luther King to use for MLK Day or when studying his life...
MLK Day Printables
We've got everything here from simple posters for younger children to notebooking pages for...
MLK Day Worksheets
Dr Martin Luther King is best known for his "I Have A Dream" speech and his struggle for...
MLK Day Crafts
These Martin Luther King Day crafts can be used to teach children about other colours and cultures...
MLK Day Puzzles
Here are some Martin Luther King Day puzzles to print for the kids to enjoy - good time-fillers for...

The text of Martin Luther King's most famous speech, "I have a dream.."

A song to teach children that everyone can make a difference...

Martin Luther King Day