teaching your young one the importance about martin luther king jr.


Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. for what he did is something that everyone should know about, especially children. So today I am posting about how to teach your young one’s on the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and then a easy artwork to do at home with them.When I was teaching Kindergarten, I taught my class on Martin Luther King Jr. by reading a easy read about him, it was also a great way of introducing Black History Month for February.  Children understand better when they see a visual then just talking about it, especially when they are that young.  So here is a list of a few of my favorite books I read to my class.

Books on Martin Luther King Jr.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. (David A. Adler)  This book is outstanding to read to your young one’s because it is very visual and has a lot of pictures on the history of Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr. (J. Brian Pinkney) I love this book because it shares a lot about Martin Luther King’s childhood life and the pictures are very well illustrated. 

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Brian Collier) This book is great for all ages.  It captures the readers by its powerful text and illustrations. 

Multi- Colored Hand Print Wreath


colored paper or cardstock


Cut lots of colored hand prints. If you are doing this in a class or group you could have each child making one hand print in a different color. Glue the hands together to form a circle. Then on cardstock or regular paper write quotes from Martin Luther King such as these. If your child is old enough to write have them write the quote on the paper, if not you may write or type it for them. Then glue the quote in the middle of the wreath. You can hang this anywhere in your home or your classroom.

wreath collage

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!



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