Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential man at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Most businesses and schools have the day off of school to celebrate his life that day. A fun way to learn about this great man is by having your kids do some Martin Luther King Jr. crafts.
We don’t take a lot of holidays off in our homeschool, but we do like to take the time to learn about why that holiday is an important day. Holidays are a great time to talk to our children about why America celebrates this day, and what we can learn from it. We have always enjoyed doing themed and educational learning on different holidays.
There are many unit studies and free printables that are available to help you learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. One thing that my children have really enjoyed doing on themed learning days is crafts. Crafts are a great way to keep your children engaged while you are reading them a story and discussing about the day.
Crafts are also great options or little ones to do while you are talking about deep and important things with your older students. They look great hanging up in the house, or on a school bulletin board. We like to keep crafts in our end of the year homeschool portfolios as well. They are a great starting point for teaching your kids about historical figures.
Check out these FREE Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts:
Lessons 4 Little Ones has lots of free printable activities available when you sign up for her newsletter. There are also some beautiful craft ideas and suggestions to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
More Martin Luther King Jr. Resources:
If you like doing themed holiday crafts and printables in your homeschool as much as we do, you may want to pick up this great resource:
The American Holidays Unit Study – will help you teach your children about the history and traditions surrounding America’s Federal Holidays. Includes text, questions, written narration, research, quiz, notebooking, and an answer key.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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