Monday, January 9, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Activity

Next Monday, we'll be celebrating the life of a man who fought valiantly for civil rights in a time of great upheaval. Despite the threats to his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke up for the freedoms and equality of all people.

Now more than ever, we as a country need to remember those beautiful words that King spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. We must strive for a world in which all people are treated with respect and all children are appreciated for their unique qualities. We must reject actions and laws that discriminate or foster violence and hostility. And we must establish a country in which people are not judged based on their skin color, but by their actions alone.

Last year, I shared a writing activity for children in upper elementary/lower middle school. Based on King's speech, it only takes 20 - 30 minutes to complete and helps students to think about the question: What would make the world a better place?

This year, I have a simple color-by-number activity for introducing Martin Luther King, Jr. to younger children in preschool and lower elementary.

It's bilingual and it's free. Enjoy!


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