Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great chance to celebrate the legacy of one Americas leading activists and role models. Introducing Kings legacy to your little ones will help them understand why today is more than just a day off from school.

Go to your local library and check out the children’s biographies about Dr. King. Read a few of them today with your child to celebrate.

Skip the radio while driving today and play Stevie Wonder’s song “Happy Birthday” off his Hotter Than July album. Wonder wrote the song to campaign for a national holiday for Dr. King.

Show your kids highlights from Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech.” Ask them what dreams they have or things they wish they could change.

Use today as a way to remember the importance of diversity. Serve a culturally diverse dinner tonight. Have your kid’s help you pick foods from around the country and world and let them assist in making the meal.

Many cities host events on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See what your local city is up to or check out your area museums for activities.
It’s great that even little ones can celebrate one of America’s heroes!