A big part of our social studies curriculum in kindergarten is learning about who we are as individuals and members of a community. All year long we have done different activities that help us explore how each person is unique. Here are some glimpses into what we have done!
We compared our skin color to each other's skin, and then I passed out skin color crayons. The students chose a shade of brown that most closely matched their skin shade. Some crayon colors included almond, chocolate, and maize.
Then they made drawings of themselves using their skin color crayon, and shared their color with the rest of the class:
We also read the book "I Love My Hair" and shared why we loved our own hair. These are all original ideas from each student, and I loved seeing what they had to say!
We then created a matching game out of photos the kids' hair and faces, which is available as a sort during stations and free choice! This is a great way to help kids pay attention to detail and truly notice the differences among each other.
Then we made and shared "All About Me" puzzles, coloring six different pieces that represent who we are. These are now available in one of our workstations, so the kids can try to put together each other's puzzles.
And here's a look at how different we all are - and how beautiful!