I wanted to plan an activity for Martin Luther King Day that would teach my children why we celebrate. So I created this free interactive free printable to go along with Martin Luther Kings famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Scroll to the bottom to print off the free coloring page. Or read through a list of free online activities and books.
If you have not fully listened to Martin Luther Kings speech, it is moving to say the least. So I am excited to have my children listen to the speech Monday and learn more about this great man. I also plan to read books and watch you tube videos which I have listed below.
Online Teaching Resources:
- Online Information
- Jigsaw Puzzle – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Crossword Puzzle – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Word Search – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Interactive Timeline
- Martin Luther King Jr. Photo Gallery
Books for Kids
I Have a Dream Free Printable Coloring Page
For the free printable coloring sheet I have created, kids can color while they listen to the “I Have a Dream” speech. For the younger children they can just listen. For the older children, they can listen and color the flags as the quotes are being said. I added some of my favorite quotes from his speech to the coloring pages for the kids to listen to.
Here is some context for teaching children. This speech by Martin Luther King Jr. was given on March 1963 in Washington D. C. It is only 17 minutes long so perfect for children to listen to. This was given in front of 250,000 people. This speech was given at the Lincoln Memorial and is one of the most famous speeches in American history.
“I Have a Dream Quotes”
“We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.”
“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
“We are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
“Let freedom ring!”
“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
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- Click the “save file” option.
- Open the file on your computer under the file you saved it as, and click”print”.
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