This activity supports diversity and teaches acceptance of each other. Every child needs to recognize what makes themselves special and develop a strong sense of self, to know that others respect their home culture, even if it differs from their own.
We will be working on other activities that promote diversity but we started with something familiar, our own hands.
This is a finger play to do with children during circle time.
I am different from my head to my toes(point to self then to head and toes)
I am different from my eyes to my nose(point to self then eyes and nose)
I come from a place that is far and wide(point to self then spread arms wide open)
A place where we all smile instead of cry(act like you are tracing your lips into a smile
and bring hands down eyes as if you were crying)
I am very different as you can see(point to self then at a friend)
But I still have a lot of love in me!(point to self place hand over the heart then hug yourself)
Written by: Kenyetta C., a teacher from Watson Avenue Day Care
Each hand picture has a coordinating poem with the child’s name.
This post is being linked to Rainbows Within Reach Blog Hop "I Have A Dream"
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