Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is widely considered one of the nations greatest activists and speakers in history. It’s on the third Monday of January annually we celebrate his life and dream. Golden Isles Moms has gathered some of our favorite resources to help teach your children about Dr. King!
At this age, children are practicing social skills including cooperating with others, understanding consequences, as well as asking A LOT of questions. Fore children this age books and activities geared towards celebrating unique characteristics and showing kindness towards all is a great basis for conversation.
Martin Luther King Jr Books for Preschool
Sing a song like “We Shall Overcome” together
School-aged children have a much better understanding of the idea of freedom, rights, and equality. They are able to not only understand the plight of Dr. King but empathize with him as well.
Martin Luther King and Me Activity (K-2)
Have a “Hero” Discussion (What makes a hero? Who are your heroes? Do grown-up’s have heroes?)
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Caldecott Honor
Travel Civil Rights Locations at the National Parks Service website
Watch this video from PBS on the Civil Rights Act
Regardless of the way you remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, with your children on this day, we hope the themes of equality, acceptance, and freedom reside in them all.