What Are Some Educational Activities for Children on Martin Luther King Day?

What Are Some Educational Activities for Children on Martin Luther King Day?

On Martin Luther King Day, children can listen to King's "I Have a Dream Speech" and write their own versions of it, expressing their dreams for a better world. They can also create timelines of important events in King's life to learn more about his cause.

Teachers can create fill-in-the-blanks worksheets that allow children to use King's famous speech to express what they think people need to do to bring about equality and a sense of fellowship for all people, while maintaining the form and style of King's original speech. As a class, children can also create a timeline of events in King's life, with each child contributing one artistic work that represents a single important event.