Looking for an interactive way for your students to practice comparing and contrasting? Or for a fun class building activity? Or maybe just an arts-and-crafts project that’s quick and easy? Look no further!
With this activity your students can interview a classmate to build up their peer relationships and find mutual interests. Then, they’ll practice their writing skills by creating a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting themselves with their classmate. Finally, they’ll turn their Venn diagram into a person they can display in the hallway or around your classroom! You can extend this activity by having students write an essay comparing and contrasting themselves to their classmate.
This file contains:
Diamond Body Template
Arms & Legs Template
Girl Face Options (7, color & black/white)
Boy Face Options (5, color & black/white)
Paragraph Writing Final Copy page
1. Pair students up. Have them interview a classmate that they are not
best friends with.
2. Give each student a diamond body template. In their pairs, have students join their diamonds so they overlap. In the center write their similarities. On each outside section write each student’s differences. You can have them use a different colored pencil for each section to differentiate between the sections. (I don’t let students write their own information, but their peer’s information)
3. Have students choose a face for their partner, color & cut it out.
4. Give each student an “Arms and Legs” page, a pair of hands, and shoes. Have students color the arms, legs, and hands to match the face. Color the shoes. Then accordion fold the arms and legs.
5. Using a glue stick, attach the face, arms, legs, hands, and shoes. Now display your finished Person Venn Diagram!
*Extension: Students can turn their Venn diagrams into an essay!*