This MLK Jr themed word search free printable is a fun Martin Luther King Jr Day activity that can also be used during Black History Month. The answer key is included to make your life as a teacher or parent a bit easier. I hope you enjoy!
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Martin Luther King Day occurs on the third Monday each January. It is a Federal holiday in the United States, which means it's a long weekend for many.
Word search puzzles are a no-prep way to teach a themed vocabulary list and develop your child or student's attention to detail and fine motor skills. They can also help students with reading comprehension skills.
There are many word search games with varying difficulty levels here on The Artisan Life. Make sure to grab this winter word search and this January word search while you're here! They're a fantastic way to build a wider vocabulary (and they're no-prep for you).
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This printable activity can be used in many ways at home or in the classroom. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Laminate the sheet or slide it into a dry erase pocket to make a reusable word search for your ELA center
- Use the word search as part of your classroom MLK lesson plan
- Turn it into a game for your entire class or family to see who can find the most words in a certain amount of time
- Use it in your homeschool curriculum
- Use it for early finishers or as morning work
Free printable Martin Luther King Jr Day word search puzzle
Words can be hidden forwards, backwards, and diagonally. This makes the word search a bit more challenging so it can be used with elementary and even middle school students.
There is no age limit on who can use this themed puzzle. Older adults love word searches, too! They can help odler adults maintain their cognitive abilities. If you have a word search lover in your life, be sure to check out my 101 themed word search puzzle book in print. =)
Martin Luther King Jr Day vocabulary words include:
- Civil rights
- MLK Jr day
- Nobel Peace Prize
Martin Luther King Jr. word search puzzle download area
Like all word search printables here on The Artisan Life, this printable worksheet includes an answer key. It is saved in PDF format with the puzzle on the first page, followed by the answer key.
This word search is licensed for personal and classroom use. This includes use with your own personal therapy clients, library activities you are organizing, etc.
This file is not licensed for commercial purposes. You are not licensed to redistribute, or sell, the files or printouts to other adults for use with activities they are organizing. Instead, please refer friends and colleagues to this post so they can download their own copy.
I hope you enjoy using your Martin Luther King word search! Be sure check out the additional free resources below for more winter-themed activities.