In this activity, each student receives a puzzle piece that they are to decorate with their names, personality traits, hobbies, favorite items, and any other symbols they'd like to add. All the student puzzle pieces then come together to form one, interconnected class puzzle that fits together beautifully! Teachers can have discussions with students regarding similarities, differences, uniqueness, community, respect, and diversity. Students can present their puzzle piece and look for commonalities among their classmates. Also included is a puzzle piece with community building words, such as "diversity," "respect," etc to help remind students that they are part of one classroom community. The completed puzzle is then displayed on the wall or bulletin board for all to admire.
A great first day of school activity or an awesome community building activity that's perfect for any time of the year! An effective team-building activity for any age and any grade level!
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