Create a rainbow of colors of the world. So often we only see two color to represent the skin colors, peach and brown. By having the children blend white, brown, orange and black we can help teach children about the true variety of skin diversity that exists in the world. How pretty is this rainbow?
All is better than one
One of the lessons I typically do on diversity is showing the beauty of seeing differences and how the differences in people is what makes the world more exciting. By contrasting a picture using all the crayons/pencils with one that uses only one color, you can visually show kids that diversity brings the canvas to life.
The infamous "Egg Experiment" Bring in a half dozen ORGANIC eggs. I say organic because they should be different in color and shape. Discuss the differences with your students and then allow them to crack the eggs open and discuss the differences about the inside of the eggs. Relate that to human difference and why fairness is mandatory.
This is one of my favorite books to read to my students for a multitude of reasons. The book covers not only race but ability, size and gender. Once we finish reading this we'll complete a "friend" piece where we create a BFF group of different types of friends mirroring the message of the book.
what makes us special
After having discussions about the differences we see in eachother and the world, pair students up and have them work together on sharing things that make them unique, but also things that they have in common. Have them share that with the class.