Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with kindergarten students is a wonderful opportunity to teach them about equality, justice, and the importance of treating others with kindness and respect. First introduce MLK day with a few short videos and discuss ideas and concerns with the class. Then provide a few engaging activities to celebrate MLK day with kindergarten kiddos.
Introduction of MLK Day for Kindergarten
Introduce MLK day with these short videos. This sets up the rest of the week easily.
Engaging Ways to Celebrate MLK Day
. Here are some age-appropriate activities and ideas:
Read Age-Appropriate Books:
Choose picture books that introduce the life and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. Some examples include “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport and “Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King” by Jean Marzollo. Checkout the books on my Amazon Storefront
Songs and Movement:
Introduce simple songs related to Martin Luther King Jr. or civil rights. Incorporate movement activities to make it engaging for the children.
Engage the children in age-appropriate crafts that relate to Martin Luther King Jr. they can create handprint doves, peace signs, or friendship bracelets to symbolize unity and love.
- 2d Coloring Page- It is a fun fine motor art project that incorporates 2D shapes in math. If you have a colored printer, the kiddos have to use small markers to color the shapes to match. Use the black line worksheets to have the kiddos color the entire page. Grab the package HERE.
- Directed Drawing of MLK and/or themes for the celebration.
- Create handprint doves, peace signs, or friendship bracelets to symbolize unity and love.
Our MLK Drawings
Remember to adapt activities based on the attention span and interests of the kindergarten students. Keep the focus on positive values, friendship, and the idea that even small actions can contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate world.