Martin Luther King Day is an important time to remember the work and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr., who campaigned tirelessly for equality and justice for all Americans. His birthday is celebrated annually as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January. Students can learn more about the life and work of this important man with free, printable worksheets.
- Super Teacher Worksheets has a free reading comprehension page about Dr. King. Other worksheets are available to subscribers only, but this one, intended for a second or third grade reading level, is free to everyone.
- Education.com's collection of 12 King-themed worksheets for preschoolers and elementary students includes crossword puzzles, coloring sheets and drawing prompts. A free membership to the site is required for printing the site's worksheets.
- Download an "I Can Dream Like Dr. King" writing page from Welcome to Room 36. In addition to the printable, this site also has other activity ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King Day, including a song.
- Activity Village offers "I Have a Dream" cloze worksheets, writing prompts and handwriting practice pages, plus a biography sheet about Dr. King and a foldable booklet featuring his photograph.
- Mama's Learning Corner offers an entire Martin Luther King Jr. unit study with a number of printable worksheets for second and third grade students.
- ABC Teach has several free worksheets about Dr. King. These include two levels of biographies with comprehension questions, an acrostic poem prompt and a guide for writing a report. Additional worksheets are available to members only.
These free worksheets can add to your children's knowledge of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, help them understand the goals toward which he worked and show them how dedication to a cause can reap great benefits. On Martin Luther King Day, encourage your students to study the dreams of Dr. King and guide them as they consider how their own dreams have the potential to transform the world around them.