Happy New Year! I’m so excited for this year and have so many fun ideas for the blog!
I’m also really excited that my first post of the year is in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
As much as I love crafts and printables to keep my kids busy, this is more than just a coloring sheet.
It’s an opportunity to talk to your children, in an age-appropriate way, about important issues like racial equality.
A few years ago, I saw a quote on social media that said, “Your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
I have no idea who originally said this, and I’ve since seen various versions but I 100% believe this to my core.
It is my job as a mother to raise kind, loving, accepting, inclusive, compassionate, honest, anti-racist humans.
I firmly believe that we should treat people the way we want to be treated and that no one on this earth is better than anyone else because of the color of their skin.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Printables
Here are 5 free printables I created for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including:
- frameable Martin Luther King Jr. quote art
- peace, love and equality coloring page
- “I have a dream” coloring page
- “Injustice” coloring page
- “I have a dream” printable worksheet
Click the button below to download your free Martin Luther King Jr. Day printables.
I’ve created a printable worksheet for your little ones to write a dream they have for the world and a dream they have for themselves, as well as a frameable art printable, and 3 coloring sheets that include vocabulary to spark conversations.
Great Kids Books About History, Racism & Equality
These printables are about Martin Luther King, Jr., but if you enjoyed them and are looking for more ways to talk to your little ones about history, racism, equality, bravery and kindness here are some of our personal favorite books.
These are books that we own and love.
Simple Books for Kids Under 4
- Follow Your Dreams, Little One, Vashti Harrison
- Dream Big, Little One, Vashti Harrison
- We’re Different, We’re the Same, Sesame Street
- One Love: Based on the song by Bob Marley, Cedella Marley
- The ABCs of Kindness, Patricia Hegarty
- Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind: Featuring Horton the Elephant
Books for Kids 5 and Over
- A Kids Book About Racism, Jelani Memory
- Little People, BIG DREAMS: Black Voices, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
- Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, Vashti Harrison
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, Lilly Workneh
Comments & Reviews
You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing this. The only way we can create the best version of ourselves is by teaching our children to love!
Tanya Christensen says
Thank you so much!