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We Are All Different in Many Ways!
Lesson Objective
This activity focuses on being an individual and reminds students that it is okay to be different.
Background Information for Teacher
Student Prior Knowledge
The Black Crayon flannel board story (pdf)
The Crayon Box That Talked
, written by Shane Derolf and Michael Letzig
Crayons (separate blacks from the rest of the colors)
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Place empty crayon boxes on the tables with only the black crayons left for the student to draw.
1. Have the student draw a colorful picture with only the black crayon.
2. Talk about how our world would be if we only had a black crayon.
3. How would our world be if we all looked alike?
4. Invite the student to the reading area and read The Black Crayon flannel board story (Step 3)
5. Talk about how even the black crayon is important and so are we in different ways.
6. Read The Crayon Box That Talked
7. Talk about how each crayon is important even though they look different.
8. Invite the student back to his/her seat and have him/her draw another picture with all the crayons.

Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets needed to complete the lesson
All about me worksheets
Step 4: Review- Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
People! (offline) project
Take your crayons and draw the people outside your family that help you. You can also cut from a magazine as shown below.
Help your child illustrate a picture of people outside of your family helping them (such as a
grocery seller, doctor, neighbor, or grandparent). Give them language they can use to ask for
help and express their gratitude for this help (“Will you help please?” and “Thank you”).
Discuss how humans are all part of one big family, and we should treat each other as such.
If you look at the people in your community, you will see everyone looks different. Eyes,
noses, skin color, even clothes make people unique. Everyone is beautiful in their own way
and together we are like a garden of many different flowers. Draw unity in diversity and find
beauty in the variety of differences. It may be a natural time to also discuss the various
countries your friends come from as well.
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