Do you need a fun MLK Jr. Day activity for the kids? These free Martin Luther King Jr. color by number sheets are perfect for learning about MLK J. and number recognition.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day with your kids or class room with these free printable Martin Luther King Jr. color by number worksheets. These Martin Luther King color by number 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 color by number 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 by number 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. Color by Number Worksheets for Kids

With these MLK Day color by number pages, you’ll get 8 different color by number designs 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 these Martin Luther King Jr coloring pages to go along with your unit!


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How to Use the Martin Luther King Jr. Color by Number Sheets

Here are just a few ways to use these educational Martin Luther King Day color by number worksheets:

  • 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 or math center in the classroom or homeschool. Just print off the free MLK Jr. 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!


martin luther king jr. color by number pages on a desk with colored pencils


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

  • Fine motor skills- coloring helps develop small muscles!
  • Number recognition- an important pre-math skill!
  • Following directions
  • Creativity
  • Visual motor skills
  • Independence

Plus, it’s just fun! 

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


Download the Printable Martin Luther King Jr. Color By Numbers Now

Ready to download the free Martin Luther King Jr color by number pages? Just click below.

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You are free to use these pages for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the MLK color by number pages with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. This coloring book may not be used in any commercial fashion.

Once you’ve colored all of these color by numbers, you can print out these Winter Color by Number pages to try too!


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