Identifying, Naming and Sharing our Identities Outside of Race & Skin Colour

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“We're all amazing! (YouTube) by London Rhymes”

Read

"The Mismatched Socks Adventure" by JeKaren Olaoya

Additional story recommendations in the “Take Home” section

Discuss:

  • What is something unique or different about you, like Sammy’s mismatched socks?

  • Have you ever felt nervous to be different, like Sammy did in the story?

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"Who are You?" Activity Sheet

This activity can be a great way for children to reflect on their unique characteristics, interests, and cultural background, fostering self-awareness and creativity. Sheet can be printed and shared with each participant or emailed to families to print at home. If printing is not available, instructions at the top of the sheet can be shared verbally and participants can draw a figure on their own paper to fill in.

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“Be Yourself” (YouTube) by The Singing Lizard

Take Home

Cultural Recipe Book:

Encourage participants to identify and share a recipe that is meaningful to their cultural identity and a short story about why the dish is significant.. Compile the recipes and stories into a collection for everyone to share.

Watch Together:

"I Am Enough (YouTube)" by Grace Byers - Read by the author

Additional Book Recommendations:

"The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes

"Leo the Late Bloomer" by Robert Kraus

"The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family" by Ibtihaj Muhammad

"The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi

The recipe activity can be done using a shared Google Drive folder - invite everyone to upload a recipe to share, or to send their recipe to the facilitator to be compiled in one place. Consider sharing your recipe book with the larger congregation and inviting the wider community to contribute.