Looking for fun Martin Luther King Jr. word search printables?
You don’t have to wait until Martin Luther King Jr. Day to teach kids about this leader of the civil rights movement.
This brand new FREE printable worksheet for kids offers many powerful conversation starters.
With 20 interesting keywords kids will ask so many questions you might have to Google some of the answers.
Grab your free Martin Luther King Jr. word search printables below (answer key included).
This word search puzzle is perfect for:
- Martin Luther King Jr Day – an American Federal Holiday on the third Monday of January each year (January 17, 2022)
- Black History Month – every February
- The birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. – January 15
- Social Studies
But please don’t wait for a special day to teach kids about this important historical figure & civil rights leader who went from baptist minister to Nobel Peace Prize winner after his I Have A Dream speech.
Martin Luther King Jr. Word Search Printables
As an important part of American history, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is still very relevant today.
It’s important to teach kids the story of Martin Luther King Jr. in a way they will both understand & retain.
If you already have your lesson plans ready, this printable can be a fun activity to reinforce what they’ve learned.
And if you’re not sure yet exactly what your lesson plan will be, the word list in this worksheet will get the conversation started for you.
Dr. Martin Luther King Printable Worksheet PDF File
Who is this printable for?
It’s the perfect fun classroom activity for:
- First grade
- Small groups
- Special education
- Fun addition to lesson plans
- 1st grade
- 2nd grade
- 3rd grade
- 4th grade
- 5th grade
This fun activity gives you a great opportunity to talk about Dr. King Jr.’s life outside of school too:
- Share with a family member
- Activity for younger students
- Conversation starter for older students
This piece of paper will get your kids talking no matter how old or young they are.
Martin Luther King Jr. Word Search Answers & Answer Key
You’ll get both the blank word search puzzle and the answers included with your free printable.
WORDS TO FIND IN THIS WORD SEARCH PUZZLE:
- Civil rights
- Medal of freedom
- National holiday
- Nobel prize
- Social activist
Yes it’s a fun puzzle but, the answer key words are intentionally designed as a biographical vocabulary list for kids to begin asking questions.
Martin Luther King Day (MLK Day)
Martin Luther King Jr Day is a United States federal holiday that always falls on the third Monday in January.
It’s very near to, but not always on, King’s actual birthday which is January 15.
You might have vague images of his speech on the Lincoln Memorial when you think of MLK Day, but this day offers so much more than a long weekend.
Dr. King’s message as a civil rights leader & philosophy on social change is just as important today as it was then.
This national holiday gives us a reason to study more about the history of Martin Luther King Jr., but you don’t need to wait for this important day to talk to kids about the legacy of MLK.
You might be surprised how many questions kids have about topics like equal rights, racial injustice, peaceful protests, and social justice when you start a conversation with them.
Download this free worksheet & share it with kids you love – it can’t hurt & they might just surprise you!
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Black History Month – Other Printable Activity For Kids
It’s important to have a variety of teaching resources because kids learn in different ways.
Some kids will sit still with a coloring sheet while others need fun games to keep them engaged (this educational BINGO game is VERY popular).
Click below to find a printable activity that both younger children & older children will love:
These activities are perfect if you’re looking for:
- Writing prompts
- Printable coloring page
- Printable word search
- Printable worksheet ideas
As long as the kids are learning, it’s worth it.
Sometimes you just need to find new teaching ideas to spice up the day.
Class Book Ideas
Want more on the life of the famous civil rights leader?
My oldest absolutely loves learning about important people by reading biographies, while my youngest needs graphic-novel style picture books to get engaged in history.
If you’re looking for class book ideas, the list below includes some of our favorite books & gives you great options.
You might be able to find many of these at your local library.
Want more resources?
We’ve done our best to create printables that are both fun AND educational, but if you’re not finding what you need, please leave a comment below & let us know what you’re looking for.
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- Crossword puzzles
- Word scrambles
- Word searches
- Coloring pages
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