Every January, our nation celebrates the birthday of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a great opportunity for children to learn about how this great man fought for equality for all Americans. Does your child enjoy learning with word searches? This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day word search free printable can help your child with the vocabulary associated with this holiday.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Word Search
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day word search contains 15 words all relating to the subject. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards or backwards.
Ways to Use This Word Search Printable
- Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
- If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
- Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Printer Paper and a Printer
- Pencils, Crayons, Markers, etc.
WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT NEED
If you would like to print out the word searches and reuse them multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make these free printable word search more fun:
Resources to Go Along with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Word Search
You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
Books About Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
These would be great books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bonnie Bader
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities
Your child can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. through this equality lesson and free printable from One Sharp Bunch.
3 Boys and a Dog shares free printable Martin Luther King, Jr. handwriting worksheets featuring famous quotes.
This free printable Martin Luther King, Jr. flip book from Fun in First is a great way to learn more about his historical figure.
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