30 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Crafts for Kids

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Here are 30 fun and easy to crafts and activities for kids for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. These are wonderful ways to help the next generation of kids understand and learn about the message of love, peace and respect for all peoples that MLK tried to promote during his life.

What is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Martin Luther King r. Day is celebrated in the United States every year in January. It is observed on the third Monday in January and falls around the 15th of January which was Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) birthday. Martin Luther King Jr. day was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983, making it a federal holiday.

Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?

MLK was a key leader and activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s in the US and around the world. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a social activist and civil rights leader, MLK fought against the longstanding segregation that plagued the southern US. He tried to achieve equality for black and brown people through peaceful marches and nonviolent protests. He drew upon the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his church.

How to Explain Civil Rights?

Civil rights are the rights each person enjoys and these rights are granted and protected by the U.S. government. Many other countries also have civil rights enshrined in their individual constitutions. Therefore all people are equal regardless of the color of their skin, religion, age, disability or nationality. It is against the law to discriminate against someone based on these features. The goal of civil rights is to ensure that every person is treated the same.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Crafts

Martin Luther King Coloring Pages

Martin Luther King Cardboard Tube Craft

Handprint Peace Dove Craft

Martin Luther King Jr. Handprint Crafts – Happy Toddler Playtime

Unity Rings Craft

Diversity Fingerprint World Craft

Paper Peace Plate Craft

Handprint World Craft

I Have A Dream Pop-Up Card

Fingerprint Dove Tutorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts- Dream Card

I Have A Dream Suncatcher

Handprint Peace Flower Craft

“Our Big Heart” Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. 

MLK Card Craft

Freedom Wooden Spoon People Craft

Milk Carton Faces Craft

DIY Painted Peg People Craft

Bean People Craft

Freedom Rainbow Craft using Cheerios

Handprint People Puppets Craft for Kids

Stick People Puppets: Craft for Kids

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Activity

What is Diversity? {Egg Activity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day}

Martin Luther King, Jr. STEM and STEAM Activities – Carly and Adam

Giant Black History Month Word Search

Martin Luther King Jr. Silhouette Activity

Love in Hand Cookies for MLK Day

We Can Dream Like Dr. Martin Luther King – Dream Quilt

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WILL YOU TRY ANY OF THESE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CRAFTS OR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS? PIN IT FOR LATER!

Awesome Martin Luther King Jr. Day Crafts & Activities for Kids

Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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Scrunched Paper Black Cat Halloween Craft
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Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

STEAM Activity Book

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Scrunched Paper Black Cat Halloween Craft

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