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Give everyone a length of yarn and ask them to hold it up. Say:
As you see someone holding up the same color, go and tie two of your ends together to make a longer length. As you find your whole group, you will form a line. Each person should keep holding part of the yarn.
Give the children time to tie up in color groups. Then, call out (for example) "Blues, tie to Reds." Direct two children at the ends to tie their two lines together.
Keep joining groups until everyone is standing in a circle together, each child still holding part of the yarn.
Explain that the circle of yarn represents a way they, too, are connected through their time together, and yet we are different (diverse) just like the different colored yarns. Ask:
When everyone has had a chance to share, go around the circle with scissors. Cut a length for each child by cutting between the knots, so each length includes two colors of yarn tied together. Invite children to tie their lengths on their wrists as a reminder of their time together.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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