We've been thinking a lot about how to make our content more streamlined and relevant to all of you. So we're introducing 52 Weeks of Diversity! Every week, we'll share crafts, activities and quotes related to a different diversity related topic!
Often, this will be tied to an event coming up, but we'll also cover non-cultural / festival related topics! We hope you'll enjoy our new approach and we help you in your journey to raising open-minded littles that embrace and champion all types of diversity in the world!
Look for the tile that looks like this one to introduce the weekly topic!
This week, we'll cover a few general diversity related items and why it's important!
Diversity in people simply means that we are all made up of different elements that make us unique.
Generally, there are "primary" dimensions of diversity - ones that don't change and we're born with - such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc.
"Secondary" dimensions are aspects that make us unique that may evolve as we do - like education, political beliefs, religious beliefs, etc.
For our activity today, talk about all the things that make people unique. What would it be like if we were all the same (the 2nd picture with the same color crayons) vs each of these aspects are different (multi color crayons)? What crayons would make a more interesting picture?
A fun activity to go along with our diverse character printables! Figure out favorites for our characters using dice and our code sheet. Using the dice helps assign random favorites to each of the characters - the lesson being that you can't tell what someone likes just by looking at them! Make up stories and have fun playing with the characters! Plus have your little fill it out too!⠀⠀⠀⠀
Diverse characters printables: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0234/6339/5408/files/Printables_Diverse_Characters.pdf?v=1595399689
Things that are unique about me! : ⠀https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0234/6339/5408/files/Printables_Diverse_Characters_-_Unique.pdf?v=1605854941
For our friends that are new here- did you know we had a whole set of free printables on our site? Our printables feature diverse characters and symbols! Our goal in creating these is to normalize different cultural and religious symbols, as well as include a variety of diverse characters.
Printables are super easy to download - no signup required! If you'd like to subscribe to our monthly updates, pl do!
Finally, we leave you with a quote!