The themed crossword puzzles, word search games, jigsaw puzzles and other games and activities found here are a great tool in helping parents and educators teach children about the life, times and accomplishments of the noted civil rights advocate, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The free themed word search games found in our section of Martin Luther King Day Word Search Puzzles for Kids are a fun way to introduce vocabulary related to Dr. King and the civil rights movement. These hidden word puzzles vary in difficulty from fairly easy for primary level students to more challenging games for high school students and adults. Some of these word games can be played online, while others are printable worksheets better geared towards use in the classroom or as a homeschooling aid.
Here's an enjoyable educational activity that can help reinforce students' knowledge of Dr. King and the holiday that bears his name. By solving these free Martin Luther King Day Crossword Puzzles for Kids, students can brush up on important historical facts, as well as learn new words and even hone their spelling skills.
Our section of Martin Luther King Jr. Word Games, Jigsaw Puzzles and Quizzes for Kids features an assortment of puzzles and games celebrating the life of Dr. King, including quizzes with questions pertaining to the life of Dr. King and his contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement, themed cryptograms to decipher, word scramble games using vocabulary related to the celebrated leader, as well as jigsaw puzzles bearing his likeness. Older puzzlers may enjoy testing their knowledge of the noted civil rights activist by taking the eleven-question Martin Luther King Quiz.
If you're an elementary school educator looking for classroom material on this subject, see Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - General Information and Reference Material at the About Elementary Education site, where you'll also find Lesson Plans related to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.
For general information on how this annual celebration came to be, see The History of Martin Luther King Day, courtesy of About's Guide to African-American History. And, for a more detailed look at the life of this important civils rights advocate, you may also wish to peruse this excellent Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
To find more puzzles and games on African-American history and other related themes, see our selection of free Black History Month Puzzles for Kids. Happy puzzling!