Celebrate Diversity! Puzzle activity for all ages

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 19 reviews
19 Ratings
Teacher Julia
Grade Levels
K - 12th
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8 pages
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Celebrate Holidays around the World in your Classroom!

In every classroom, it's extremely important for teachers to create a safe and loving environment where all students feel accepted (by each other and by their teacher). This resource allows for students to share about their special traditions or past memory that is very important to them and create a special bond with their peers and teacher(s). This resource has been used in my classroom during the holiday season as a unique way to celebrate holidays around the world. Kids come together and recognize each other as unique and valuable. Therefore, I implemented this resource as a tool to bring back the feeling that we are all on the same team :-)

Students can begin by reflecting on a past memory or special tradition they celebrate this time of year or throughout the whole year! Next, they write about it and then decorate a piece of the STAR PUZZLE WITH 26 PIECES. Finally, students share the puzzle piece with the class and tell about the holiday they celebrate. An extension activity is available for students to reflect on the lesson through writing.

The class or the teacher can put together the puzzle and display it in the classroom or hallway with the tagline "We Shine Brighter TOGETHER"

This product includes:

1. Before you start your lesson set-up and preparation steps

2. Step-by-step lesson plan

3. List of materials needed

4. Discussion questions

5. Student Observations Note-Taking Sheet

6. A separate file of each puzzle piece (26 pieces)

7. Writing Prompts and Paper for during the Activity and After

FOR EVEN MORE PIECES: The puzzle pieces are big enough to be cut in half, if needed.

Definitely appropriate for any age classroom K-12!

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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