MLK Day Song For Young Children

MLK Mini-posterEveryone understands what it’s like to dream.  And this time of year, many families are preparing for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of a fairer, kinder and more peaceful world.

But how do you talk about big concepts like compassion and social justice with young children?  You can start with simple songs like this one that use easy, repeatable phrases to sing the praises of a great American hero.

Here’s an animation of the song and complete lyrics are below.

Need more than a song? Check out the links and resources below for free posters, coloring pages and lyric sheet.   The “I Have A Dream” song and MLK’s timeless message are perfect for a day of service or any time of year!

Links and Resources

Free Lyric Sheet for the “I Have a Dream” MLK Day Song

MLK Day Song From Itunes

MLK Day Song From Amazon:

MLK Day Song From TeachersPayTaeachers

MLK Day Color Poster- “Everyone Can Be Great”

MLK Coloring Page For Younger Kids:

MLK Quotes for Older Kids

I HAVE A DREAM  By Daria A. Marmaluk-Hajioannou

There’s a man I think you’ve heard of

His name is Martin Luther King

He wanted a world of peace and love

He said “I have a dream”

Chorus: I have a dream, I have a dream

I’ve been to the mountaintop and I’ve seen.., And, I have a dream

He said: “I know that this is possible

I know that this can be

If each one can learn to live with love

Then we can all be free”

If you share this vision

You know it’s not a difficult thing

We can build a world of peace and love

And we can all be queens and “kings”


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