When I hear the name Martin Luther King, Jr. it invokes in me thoughts of peace, acceptance, equality, tolerance, love, and freedom. These are sentiments that every child should be reminded of when they hear the name of this great Civil Rights leader.
Here’s how you and your children can remember this great man:
Remembering Martin Luther King
Read about Dr. King’s legacy of service, and ways you and your kids can volunteer to serve others.
All Done Monkey has an easy service project to do with preschoolers, and younger kids.
For older kids, you can print out a free printable from Do One Thing on the King Day of Service.
Not sure where to start? Visit the United States Volunteer Match Organization where you can be matched with volunteer opportunities in your area.
If you’re in Georgia visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site where you can visit his birth home, or hear his voice in the church he attended.
The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia is a self-guided tour where you can see Dr. & Mrs. King’s Crypt, The Eternal Flame and Freedom Hall.
In Tennessee you can visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where visitors are taken through centuries of history, and Dr. King’s, Jr. last hours.
In Washington, DC. a 30-feet statue of Dr. King can be viewed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Multicultural Kid Blogs has an awesome compilation on books that you can read with your child about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through education, and serving others we can eradicate hate, inequality, violence, prejudice, and racism. In the words of the great Dr. King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
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This post is part of our series Martin Luther King Day for Kids, where we share resources for teaching children about the legacy of Dr. King.