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My Little MLK Activity Book

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Start your lessons about Martin Luther King, Jr. through 5 mini activities for primary students.

Learn About Dr. King With This Selection Of MLK Day Activities 

Use this single-page resource with your primary students to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Print and fold the paper along the dotted lines to create a mini-book of 5 activities for your students to enjoy:

Trace It – students trace Martin Luther King, Jr.’s name as they read it.

Color It – students illustrate the drawing of Dr. King.

Draw It – students draw a picture showing an example of peace.

Color It –  students color only the images of ideals that Dr. King stood for.

Find It – students find vocabulary in the word search.

Through this activity, students will get benefits like building vocabulary, writing skills, and hand-eye coordination, to name a few. 

MLK mini book activity for kids

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Use this independent exercise as an exit ticket or reading center activity on the days around MLK Day. Additionally, you can use this writing exercise as a:

  • Civil rights movement lesson activity
  • Black History Month lesson activity
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class lesson review (via smartboard)

Students who need extra support can complete this worksheet in a 1:1 teacher intervention setting or your guided group

Fast finishers can create another “Find It” activity using different words for a partner to find. 

Before You Download 

Please note this activity will download as a black and white PDF.   

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