This is a simple look at how we can look different on the outside, yet be the same on the inside. We use this activity around Martin Luther King day after a discussion about prejudice.
- one or more brown eggs
- one or more white eggs
- a bowl
Following a discussion with the children about how people are alike (we all have two eyes, we all have hair) and how we differ (blue eyes vs. brown eyes-long hair vs. short) show them a brown egg and a white egg.
Discuss the similarities and differences in the eggs. (They are oval, they are different colors.)
Break each egg into the bowl and dispose of shell. (Hint: this is best done above their eye level because if they see which yolk came from which egg, they will be able to make a distinction). Can they tell which is which?
No–because just like people,even though we may LOOK different on the outside, we’re all the same on the inside!
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Grade Level(s): Preschool, 1-2, 3-5
By: Renee, preschool teacher