Martin Luther King Jr. Teaching Ideas, Lesson Plans, Printables, Activities


Resources @ A to Z

Being Treated Equally 
To let children experience prejudice first hand, in reference to Martin Luther King Day. 
Grade Level(s): K

We’re All the Same on the Inside
This is a simple look at how we can look different on the outside, yet be the same on the inside. We use this activity around Martin Luther King day after a discussion about prejudice. 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, 1-2, 3-5

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas 
A few activity ideas and photos for MLK, Jr. 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Martin Luther King, Jr. Word Search  Printable word search for Martin Luther King, Jr. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf document. 
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5 

Resources @ Other Sites

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. WebQuest/Timeline 
Work through the student-created timeline to find answers to the questions. 
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Martin Luther King Printables 
Poems and coloring printables, puzzles and worksheets about Martin Luther Ling, Jr. and Rosa Parks.
Grade Level(s) Pre-school-K, 1-3

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
Activities & links across the grades. 
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

M is for Martin Ideas 
Some activity ideas with photos for a preschool or early childhood classroom. 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

M is for Martin Preschool Ideas 
Several ideas to use with preschoolers including photos of activities. 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Martin Luther King, Jr. Clipart or Coloring Sheet
MLK, Jr. image 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

M is for Martin Collage
Using a variety of materials a class worked together to create a collage portrait of MLK, Jr. 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Annie’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Page
A variety of ideas and activities. 
Grade Level(s):  Preschool, K, 1-2

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute 
Large resource for information on MLK, Jr. created to provide an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. 
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

MLK, Jr. Chant 
Chant for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 
Grade Level(s): 3-5


Books to use for teaching about Martin Luther King Jr.

  This little boardbook uses only approximately 200 words to tell about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to explain, in simple terms, how he ended segregation in America.
  Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

  This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.                              


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