At the beginning of the year we started our self investigations. We read a book called Shades of People.
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Shades of People
We read Shades of People, which explores the many different shades of human skin, and points out that skin does not reveal what someone is like on the inside. This prompted a discussion about the different shades of our skin. Right away the kids noticed the differences and similarities in their skin.
“Mine is just like hers!”
“My arm is browner than his.”
“Ours is kinda close, but not really that much.”
I provided skin shade cards and prompted the kids to find a shade that matched themselves.
“Mine and his are the same!”
“Mine isn’t on here.”
“It’s kind of close to that one.”
Later I provided brown, yellow, white and black paint and prompted the children to mix colors together to get their shade of skin color. They started by picking the colors they saw in their skin and adding some to a plate to mix them.
“It’s turning white-brown.”
“I need more brown.”
“I need it darker. More brown.”
“I’m adding yellow because I like bananas.”
“Hey it’s turning my color a little bit. Or maybe pie.”
After they mixed them together they tested the color against their skin to see if they needed to add anything to it. They understood that adding white makes colors lighter and adding darker colors like brown and black makes colors darker.
After mixing the right shade they painted their hands and made hand prints.
I hope that was helpful! If you have any questions please let me know!!