Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day that not only celebrates the life work of Dr. King but it is also recognized as a Day of Service.

It’s easy to serve your community but just in case you need some ideas, I have some for you.

First, In order to get the entire family ready for a Day of Service I have included a couple of videos, a craft and a link to great site for kids that features a video and activities about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get your family in on the idea of serving and their hearts will be full.

We love books in our family but sometimes watching books come to life are a great option (especially when you haven’t had time to go to the library). This video is the book “Martin’s Big Words”

 BrianPop has nice video and activies just for kids.



I thought these cute and quick little “Dream Catcher” crafts from made from two felt pipe cleaners and yarn – so easy and cute.

Dream Catchers from
Dream Catchers from

 The Dream Catchers craft would be great to make while listening to Martin Luther King Jr’s  “I have a Dream Speech”

All For GoodAs far as serving your community is a website that you can just plug-in your zip code and it provides you with tons of volunteer opportunities.

Startasnowball also has some family friendly community service ideas. Although this post is a couple of years old, there are all still relevant and full of great ideas.


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