This activity is about diversity for 5 year old children.

Exploring skin colors

We will present the diversity book to the children, we let them express themselves as they wish, in order to intervene and correct what they cant understand.

Materials for this activity

  • Diversity book
  • Paper
  • Skin color paint
  • 2 or 3 crayon packets
  • Multicultural markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil


Encourage children to use descriptive color names like mahogany, peach, and gold; words that describe actions such as describe, mix, and paint; and words about scientific processes like matching.

Key science concepts

There’s many different colors.

The same color can have different shades, from very light to very dark.


Tell children that they are going to trace the outline of their hands and color it by matching the color of their skin.

Ask children to look at their skin. How would you describe your skin color? If they answer with white or black, encourage them to take a closer look and identify some of the colors that when combined makes up the color of their skin. For example, do they see something brown, red, yellow, orange and/or beige on their skin?

Examine the crayons and/or paint together. read and discuss the names on each tag.


  • Which crayons are more likely like a peach?
  • Which brown looks like the one from a teddy bear?

Invite children to choose a crayon or paint that matches their skin color. If they feel like the color doesn’t match that well, encourage them to mix it with other colors.

When children have the shades of the color they are happy with, have them trace the outline of their hands on sheets of paper and then color or ink them. Encourage children to make up a name for their skin color. Food often works as inspiration, for example, chocolate cake, gold honey. Help children write the name of the colors on their work

Courtesy of Precious Moment Child Care


Child development skills necessary for children’s success when participating in groups

This activity stimulates motor skills, the senses and develops emotional intelligence through creative expression.

Benefits of the activity for 5 year old children

Creativity and imagination, social and emotional development self-concept, develops positive self-esteem

Expresses themselves creatively through movement and art.

We have observed that when the activity is about art, children pay more attention and their socialization with their peers flows positively while they learn new things.

Children will transition to the learning experience as the colors mix with red and yellow colors to get a different color when mixed together, and give the instructions on how we will make the playdough step by step.

Art, creativity, and Preparation of Playdoh


  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • ¾ of water
  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 drop of food coloring

We use wheat flour, oil, salt, water and the food coloring red and yellow and mix it to get an orange color.


Activities for the development of children from 0 to 5 years old

“For children in general, and for small children, in particular, the auto-start game is the mode learning basics. Through this kind of play, children create new experiences of learning that otherwise they will not find.”

Dr. David Elkind


  • Make movements using the small muscles from hands, wrists and fingers


  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brushes


  • Make music with the body
  • Experience sounds with the mouth
  • Play age-appropriate musical instruments

Dramatic play

  • Children adapt various roles
  • Standing alternately in one or the other point of view
  • Through dramatic games children play representing characters, situations or things


  • Children make observations through nature
  • Collect information
  • Ask questions
  • Use logical thinking to reach a conclusion


  • Counting and numerical value
  • Mathematical operations
  • Data measurements

Use of tv, video, and/or computers/tablets

  • They are resources for education
  • No more than one hour each day
  • Supervised by an adult

Promoting acceptance of diversity

  • Institutionally, diversity will be oriented towards valuing
  • Acceptance
  • Design educational strategies that allow teachers to address functional diversity in the initial education room