Title: Rainbow Sheet: We are different and the same Summary: Children decorate a sheet with colors and see we have differences, but people are very much the same. Can be done in observance of Martin Luther King.
Kid Talents: Arts-n-crafts,Celebrate Us!,Clubhouse
Kid Skills:
Physical: small motor,levels of activity,hand-eye coordination Social: social awareness,social interaction levels,social cooperation,small groups,multicultural
Emotional: expressing needs or feelings,perserverence,patience,orientation of self in world,concepts of self,acceptance of different ideas Cognitive: imagination,size of objects,observations,creative thinking,creative expression
Objectives: Show children that we are all the same and also different. Materials: Food color Water Spray bottles Old sheet
Submitter: Lesson idea from ProvidersWeR Date created: 2002-01-30 13:17:39
Modifier: Date modified: 2002-01-30 13:17:39
Instructions: For Martin Luther King Day last year my pre-k decorated an old sheet by spraying different colors (food coloring and water) from a spray-bottle all over it. Children take turns spraying the sheet with the color they choose. The colors will mix and blend as they are sprayed on. Then after the sheet dried I cut it into squares and let everyone take a piece home.
Alternatives: This could also be done outside if it is warm outside.
Comments: We watched the colors mix and talked about how people are different, just like the colors, but how they can live/work/share together (just like MLK believed). Children also learn about cooperation and working together in a group.


9.11. 2001
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