Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Kids

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great opportunity to teach your children about Dr. King and America’s history of injustice, the Civil Rights Movement, and the long, ongoing march towards equality. This year, make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more meaningful for your children by providing them with some history as to why we celebrate. There are several family-friendly, inspiring, and really affordable (many are FREE!) ways to celebrate MLK Day in Central NJ.  Here’s a listing of them, with links and information. Enjoy!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast (West Long Branch, NJ)
Join the YMCAs of Monmouth County at a commemorative breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast (Princeton, NJ)
Princeton will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a Community Breakfast. The event is free and open to the public.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities (New Brunswick, NJ)
Join Elijah’s Promise for Martin Luther King Day 2017! Get involved with service activities and help us make: Spring Seed Bombs, Lunch Bags, Rock Paintings, and other family-friendly activities! Events to follow at Crossroads Theater.
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MLK National Day of Service at the Farm & Open Pony Party (Wall, NJ)
Register to stop by Allaire Community Farm to lend a hand…we encourage children to participate as well….can’t make it, consider giving a donation of any amount. All donations are tax deductible. We will also be hosting an Open Pony Party this day. Please register for this also if you wish to participate.
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Celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday with the Reading Fairy (East Brunswick, NJ)
The Reading Fairy is helping us commemorate MLK Day with an amazing kids program at the Barnes and Noble in East Brunswick which is also an Elijah’s Promise fundraiser when you shop that day in the store or online.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative: “Breaking the Color Barrier” (Trenton, NJ)
The New Jersey Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission is proud to host our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative event. This year’s program will include guest speakers, music, arts, and a Law Enforcement & Community Relations— Police Encounters Panel Discussion, all of which will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King as well as commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball. This is a FREE event and is open to the general public.
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Get Inspired! Martin Luther King Jr. Worksheets & Coloring Pages
Inspire your child to dream big with this collection of Martin Luther King Jr. printables. From coloring pages and crosswords to writing, these worksheets encourage children to think about how to make the world a more peaceful place.
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