It's another year. And it's the
birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., once again. Want to pay a tribute to King?
You can certainly do so with us. The best way to show some respect to the
man is to do the things he fought for all his life. Here we have brought for
you some activities to perform on King's birthday. Remember King once more
and celebrate his birthday with us. You will do well to include your kids in
your house or the kids in your locality and get them to know about and
follow the ideals King believed in. If you like our activities, click here
to refer this page to anybody you want. Happy Martin Luther King Day!.
The birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., also called Martin Luther King Day,
is a United States holiday honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of
King's birthday, January 15.
Dr. King's work, words, and wisdom mean many things to many people- so on
this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, learn more and celebrate the life and times
of this American iconoclast who made life better for all of us.
Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with the kids, the future of our nation.
No dreams, no life
So keep the Dream alive!
"He wanted all the brown kids and white kids to like each other."
"He wanted everybody to sit on the bus wherever they want."
In honor of the eternal gifts Dr. King bestowed our nation, try these
creative ways to help children celebrate his vision of hope and sense of
1. Cook up multicultural cuisine- Dr. King embraced diversity and one
of his greatest achievements was his ability to help Americans honor myriad
cultures. Celebrate his birthday with an eclectic holiday dinner featuring
cuisine from different parts of the world. Serve Puerto Rican
rice-and-beans, Boston clam chowder, a Chinese stir-fry, and a peach pie
from Dr. King's native Atlanta. The variations are endless, and you can
select from short and quick recipes, if you like. So spice up your life and
2. Decorate with colors- A party is never complete without
decorations! Here's a great MLK Day activity to do with children: Make the
classic paper chains using black, white, red, yellow, and brown paper so
that they represent the various skin tones found across the world. Explain
the symbolism behind the craft to the kids. A variation on this theme:
Children can trace their own hands, and then color them in using different
skin-tone shaded crayons.
3. Come out and walk- Most children learn about Dr. King as an
individual, but the changes that came about during the Civil Rights era of
the 1960s were the result of a massive social movement, not the actions of
one man. A good way to press home that point with kids is to "just take it
to the streets" as a group of family and friends. Plan a walk to raise money
for a local charity or nonprofit organization or a pet centre that your
children care about. Ask relatives and neighbors to sponsor your family for
a certain amount of money per mile (or block). Although the cause may be
different than those Dr. King fought for, the message to children will be
the same: "When we all march together, we can change things."
4. Privileged you are to help the less privileged- School-aged
children will enjoy helping to identify a worthy cause-with the consent and
help of their teachers, they can prepare waffle sheets to collect money from
various sources, say from relatives, family friends etc. The idea is to
raise4 money for a cause- donating to an orphanage or spastic society.
Finally, when it's time to send in your donation, make sure you note that it
is made in honor of Dr. King's memory.
5. Make a difference by visiting another House of Worship God is one-
Deliver this message to your little bundle of joy. Celebrate Dr.King's
birthday weekend and promote religious tolerance by taking children to a
church, temple, or or a mosque other than your own. Let them know about the
unfamiliar prayers and rituals, while promoting the common threads: "Even
though we sing different hymns, we all believe in the same God."
6. Egg it out- Bring in a dozen brown eggs and a dozen white eggs.
Make the kids into pairs, observe the eggs, and then open them up. The
message is simple-though the eggs have different exteriors, they are the
same on the inside, just like us. Later you can always cook the eggs for a
snack and have a fun filled picnic.
7. Draw your dreams - Encourage your kids to make King Crowns. Cut out
paper crowns for each child. Ask then to draw a picture of their dreams for
a better world.
8. Bracelets for a cause- Kids can enjoy themselves in making Martin
Luther King (MLK) bracelets. The required materials are black and white
beads, construction paper hearts (hole cut out in centre) and yarn. Each
child should string some black and white beads and some construction paper
hearts onto their piece of yarn. Tie the ends of yarn together thus making