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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching perfect for your classroom. Get ready for MLK Day with these resources!

Martin Luther King is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching. I’m going to share a couple of resources I’ve collected over the years, some books perfect for any grade, and introducing my newest writing craftivity, the Martin Luther King Jr Writing Craft.

Martin Luther King Jr. is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching perfect for your classroom. Get ready for MLK Day with these resources!
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I remember when I was teaching Kindergarten (seems like forever ago!) and was told we needed to create a lesson to help the kinders prior to the MLK assembly. Like literally, right before the assembly. It was my first year teaching and I freaked out a bit (I was a new teacher after all, duh! ) trying to comprehend how to teach 5 & 6 year olds how powerful and inspiring the King was in such a short amount of time.

A Great Video for Students

During my lunch break, I stumbled across this video. The video illustrates the life of MLK in kid friendly language and imagery. I totally felt better after seeing it and knew that my kiddos would be able to understand this language. Later that day, after we viewed the video, we had a great discussion around who Martin (or should I say Michael?) really was and what he did for our nation. When we strolled down to the assembly, I felt confident in my little kindergarteners and their knowledge of MLK. After that, I continued to play the video but wanted to include another type of reflection to my MLK study. I created this FREEBIE Dr. MLK Jr.’s Suit & Tie craftivity (you can read more about it here as well) and thought this was the perfect way for students to reflect on their dreams alongside the Kings.

Martin Luther King Jr. is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching perfect for your classroom. Get ready for MLK Day with these resources!

Great Books for a Great Leader

There are a TON of books perfect for any classroom. I simply did a google search for titles and look at everything that came up! Some of my favorites I’ve used in my classroom are I Have A Dream, Martin’s Big Words, The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., and lastly, National Geographic’s Martin Luther King. Which I actually scored last year at my local Dollar tree!

Get Kids Writing & Comparing

Using any of these books with my newest writing craftivity, the Martin Luther King Jr Writing Craft, to review his amazing life, his goals and everything he accomplished in his shortened life. My ELL students have already been reading through these simple non-fiction books, reviewing the main idea on each page and recognizing text features. Next week we will work and focus more on writing responses from a book.

Martin Luther King Jr. is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching perfect for your classroom. Get ready for MLK Day with these resources!These books will come in handy for any reflection on the King’s life, our own dreams or even as a fact finding book. There is so much flexibility between this flippable pages! Like always, these craftivities are available 5 paper types, including both belted lines and standard lining. Also included is a handy teacher guide and an editable copy. See the assembly of this resource right here!

Martin Luther King Jr. is such an inspiring person. It is important to explore and learn about his life in whatever grade level you are in. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of content, projects and activities to use in any grade level I might be teaching perfect for your classroom. Get ready for MLK Day with these resources!
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Last but not least, make sure to check out my Winter Pinterest Board! I’m been pinning a bunch of other MLK resources perfect for any classroom! So, how do you celebrate MLK in your classroom? What are your favorite children’s books focused on the King’s journey? How would you use the Inspiring MLK’s Dream book in your classroom? Happy MLK Day!

Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter

Hey there, I’m Alexis! I’m a 30 something bubbly and creative teacher turned web designer living in Seattle, Washington. I absolutely love designing unique brands + websites for fellow teacherpreneurs, creatives, small businesses, bloggers, & many more. When I’m not working on all things Laugh Eat Learn, I enjoy cooking, movies, reading (always with caffeine in hand), and organization of literally everything. I’m also a pure perfectionist which makes everything a little more fun!

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