Kids' Activity: Make a Multi-Cultural Book

by Melissa Jaramillo and Julie Snyder

"...A person's a person no matter how small." ~Dr. Suess

Some people have brown eyes and curly hair. Some are tall and thin. Some live in houses made of stone while others live in ice houses. Even though people may look different, dress differently and live differently, they have the same needs. A multicultural book gives an opportunity to talk about these common factors.

Materials

• Sheets of paper folded into a "magazine" and stapled
• Old magazines or allow the older children to draw their own "people"
  and color them different colors
• Scissors
• Glue

Activity

Help your child look through magazines and point out the differences in various people. Cut pictures out and glue one per page in your "multicultural book." After the pages each have a picture, go through the book again -- this time having your child focus on all the things that are the same.

Recommended books

The Sneetches and Other Stories
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
We're Different, We're the Same
The Colors of Us
Black, White, Just Right
Whoever You Are

Julie Snyder is a mom of six, interested in kids, pregnancy, birth, people and lives in the outlying Seattle area. Melissa Jaramillo is mom to many. She's passionate about building, encouraging, and strengthening families on this adventure known as parenthood!

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