I didn’t follow the photo prompt exactly today. It was Color Blocking but I thought that since “color” was the idea behind the lesson, I would make it work this way instead.
I write about this every year this week. My favorite lesson to teach. “The White Egg Brown Egg Experiment.” I have been teaching this for years and it never gets old.
One of the greatest lessons to teach diversity to young children. After talking all week long about Dr. Martin Luther King and how he changed our world, is it a great way to tie it all together.
I show the students one white egg and one brown egg and we talk about how different they look on the outside. For the most part, it is just the color that they notice but we also talk about how they are the same. They are both oval shaped, they roll, they are fragile. Then they relate it to themselves. They are all Kindergarteners. They are all children. The answers go on and on.
I crack the eggs into a clear bowl and we look at the insides – which of course are exactly the same. Just like us. Even the children realize this. Inside, there is no difference. One child even said that if we held up an x-ray, we wouldn’t be able to tell if it was from a child with brown skin or a child with peach skin.
Exactly. Lesson learned. 🙂