Martin Luther King Jr Handprint Poem

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Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and the Free Kids Craft team has created this Martin Luther King Handprint Poem in honor of his day so the kids can realize that they have one too. It is important for kids and adults alike to think about what they can do on this day and all year long to help their fellow man. What will you do? Here are some suggestions:

  • Collect food for your local food pantry
  • Go into a neglected neighborhood with a group of friends and adults and clean up the park
  • Research a family that needs help and organize a fix up day of yard work, painting and minor repairs where adults help too
  • Bring books to a homeless shelter where children reside.
  • Make Diversity Puppets and put on a show at your library

TriviaParticipation in the MLK Day of Service has grown steadily over the past decade, with hundreds of thousands of Americans each year engaging in projects such as tutoring and mentoring children, painting schools and senior centers, delivering meals, building homes, and reflecting on Dr. King’s life and teachings. Source AASCU – Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

  • White Card Stock
  • Card Stock in Skin Tone Colors
  • Card Stock in background color of your choosing. We picked blue.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  1. Print on the “printable” link above and print poem on white card stock. Cut out.
  2. Glue to colored card stock.
  3. Trace around your hand on two different colors of skin tone card stock. Cut out. Arrange them “hand-in-hand” as shown in photo.
  4. Using the photo as a reference glue the hands to the poem.

Take home and put it on your refrigerator or bulletin board to remind you that everybody has dreams, just like you.

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Image of Martin Luther King Jr Handprint Poem



Image of Martin Luther King Jr Handprint Poem

Free Kids Crafts Team
These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at They have been created exclusively for publication on with supplies you’ll be able to find around your house.



One thought on “Martin Luther King Jr Handprint Poem”

  1. kerrie D says:

    I like this idea for my classroom bulletin board:-)

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