Five Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day With Kids

January 19, 2015

Happy Martin Luther King Day! I’ll be honest, growing up, Martin Luther King Day was just another day we got to miss school. Horrible, I know. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I started educating myself on the topic and learning more about Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of his profound movement. I decided I wanted to teach my kids at a young age the importance of diversity and accepting those who may appear to be different than we are. And what better day to teach them than on MLK Day itself. So here are 5 kid-friendly activities you can do today!

  1. Teach your kids about diversity with this adorable Diversity Object Lesson by The Seasoned Mom.
  2. Create a Dream Board. Here is a cute one by Small Life Slow Life.
  3. Make cookies! (I think you can pretty much celebrate any holiday with cookies) here are some cute Love in Hand ones by Gourmet Mom On the Go.
  4. Trace hands onto a piece of paper and make a Hand Chain or Hand Wreath
  5. Educate them on the topic by reading them a book. Here is a cute book about diversity, Can You Say Peace?

I hope you and your family have a great Martin Luther King Jr. day and that you will be able to participate in one of these ‘kid friendly’ activities.