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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Songs and Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Songs and Activities

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important historical and cultural even that teachers can celebrate using a variety of songs and activities.

Integrating reading, singing, moving, and listening activities helps all children learn through a variety of experiences.

That’s why this post includes songs, activities, movement activities, literature selections and teaching ideas to help you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY SONGS AND ACTIVITIES

Be sure to look at these Martin Luther King theme songs and rhymes that can be used when planning activities and curriculum for Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten children.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY SONGS

FREE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SONG-SUBSCRIBE HERE

Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Martin Luther King believed. We could live in harmony. 

Love and peace and kindness too. His dream lives on in me and you.

Martin Luther King believed. We could live in harmony. 

“His Dream Lives On”

Martin Luther King Jr. Song “His Dream Lives On” easy song to learn and sing. With meaningful lyrics that capture the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

I believe the lyrics can help teachers communicate the beliefs and desires of Martin Luther King Jr., why we honor him and how we can change the world to reflect these ideas.

The refrain says it all; “his dream lives on in you and me.” Original song by Sandra Hendrickson for All Grades.

If you’re looking for a more Martin Luther King Jr. Day Songs and Activities and ways to honor MLK during January, these blog posts have my favorite YouTube song links for children to sing about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and activities for Black history month.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY LITERACY ACTIVITIES

Martin Luther King Jr. Songs, Poems and Readers Theater- Writing Activities K-5

Martin Luther King Jr. Literacy Songs, Poems, Readers Theater and writing activities to help your students learn about Kindness, Respect and Martin Luther King Jr. through these songs, poems, readers theater and writing activities.

Two Versions for K-2 and 3-5 easily adaptable.

“Martin Luther King Jr.” Song and Literacy Activities with Mp3 Tracks 

Students will enjoy singing and learning about Martin Luther King and about freedom, equality, peace in this catchy song. Sing the song and use the writing activities, puppet craftivity for literacy centers, daily five and ELA lessons.

Perfect for Black History Month. K-3 applications.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY MUSIC ACTIVITIES

Music Lesson and Song “Martin Luther King Believed”

Let’s honor Martin Luther King Jr. with this easy to learn song and play along music activities. “Martin Luther King Believed” song for your students to learn and sing about Martin Luther King Jr. in January music classes.

Sing so-mi-la, play an Ostinato on the drum and tambourine, perform the song to honor him. Perfect lesson for Kindergarten through 2nd graders.

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Music Lesson: “Martin Luther King Jr.” Song, Activities, Form, Orff, Mp3 Tracks

Help students learn about Martin Luther King Jr. using this original song and music lesson.

Sing, Play, learn about notes, Form and Martin Luther King Jr. using this catchy Orff arrangement and lesson resource. Mp3 Vocal and Karaoke Tracks. Perfect for MLK celebrations and Black History month.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY BOOKS

One thing my younger students love is to listen to me read books. I’m listing some relevant Martin Luther King Jr. books here so that you can check out which ones will work for your students. (These are affiliate links)

These books are perfect for Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography)

(AGES 6-8)

An introduction to one of the most outstanding Americans of the twentieth century, perfect for young readers.
Born in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up to become a civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped African Americans win many battles for equal rights.  Young readers will learn how his interest in equality was sparked by experiences in his childhood, and how his legacy shaped modern America.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Biography Book for New Readers (AGES 6-9)

Discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr―a story for kids ages 6 to 9 about standing up for civil rights

Martin Luther King Jr became one of the most important civil rights leaders in America by fighting for equality for black people. Before he made history with his powerful speeches and peaceful protests, Martin was a dedicated, smart kid who loved to learn. He challenged racism and overcame hardships to follow his passion and do the right thing.

My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn all about Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this Little Golden Book biography all about the civil rights leader! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important historical and cultural event that we educators can celebrate with our students.

Integrating reading, singing, moving, and listening activities helps all children learn through a variety of experiences.

I’m hoping this post help you with teaching ideas using Martin Luther King Jr. Day Songs and Activities.

Sandra from Sing Play Create

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Hi there!  I’m Sandra, one of the authors behind Sing Play Create.  My goal is to provide teachers with interactive resources and activities to improve the effectiveness of their teaching and enhance student learning.

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