Do you want an easy activity to teach your kids about Martin Luther King Jr? Try these free printable Martin Luther King Jr coloring sheets to jump start a learning unit about this historical figure!

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day with your kids or class room with these free printable Martin Luther King Jr coloring sheets. These Martin Luther King coloring pages are perfect for kids of any age- toddlers, preschool, pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade- or any child who loves to color!

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These sheets will help kids learn about this historical figure who spent his life fighting for social justice and equality for African Americans. Just print out these free MLK Day coloring pages and you are ready to celebrate and learn all about Martin Luther King Jr!


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Free Printable Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Sheets for Kids

With these MLK Day coloring sheets, you’ll get 3 different coloring pages featuring Martin Luther King Jr. or his messages. The file is an easy PDF download that can be opened in almost any browser and easily printed from home.

These are the perfect jumping off point for discussions, research, or learning units about Martin Luther King Jr, his life, and his message. 

If you want another ready-made MLK Activity- print out one of these Martin Luther King Jr. Word Searches or Martin Luther King Jr. Color By Number to go along with your unit!


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How to Use the Martin Luther King Coloring Sheets

Here are just a few ways to use these educational MLK Day coloring pages:

  • As part of a pre-trip activity to learn about Martin Luther King before visiting a museum or doing a service project.
  • Car (or plane) ride activity- just add a clipboard and a box of crayons and you’ve got yourself a screen free activity to pass the time!
  • For a calming (and educational) activity when your child needs a quiet moment to calm or recharge
  • As part of a history center in the classroom or homeschool. Just print off the free MLK coloring sheets and keep them on hand whenever a student/child needs a quick activity.
  • As part of an MLK Day or Black History Month  themed bulletin board or classroom display
  • Indoor activity on a rainy day
  • To occupy little hands when they have to wait ( doctor appointments, dentist, early finishers, etc.)
  • As part of a MLK Jr. themed unit in your classroom,  homeschool, or co-op.
  • As part of a Martin Luther King Jr. research project- even young kids can learn to research! Have them search for more information on this historical figure and create a project around it. 

Basically anything you can think of- just add crayons, markers, pens, color pencils and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy activity for your kids or your students!

Coloring isn’t just busy work, it’s also great for developing skills such as:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Visual motor skills
  • Independence

And once you add in the educational nature of these MLK Jr coloring sheets- you get even more benefits!


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Download the Printable Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Sheets Now

Ready to download the free MLK coloring sheet collection? Just click below.

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You are free to use these free Martin Luther King Coloring Sheets for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the word search with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. These downloads may not be used in any commercial fashion. 


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