|Theme:||Being comfortable with difference|
Students respond to a range of imaginative and creative texts, by making a flip book using their own self-portraits.
- This activity helps students to recognise and celebrate difference.
- Some students may need encouragement to join in.
- Teachers should discourage disparaging remarks about other students’ features.
- Staple together the completed self-portraits from the previous activity (K.6:Reflections) to make one or several books.
- Use scissors or a guillotine to slice the faces into five to make a flip book. When complete, students will be able to mix and match hair, eyes, noses and ears and mouths by flipping different sections of the book.
- Ask students to create new faces by mixing and matching elements in the flip book.
- Discuss the process with the class, e.g. “Let’s put Lexis’s eyes with Xu Xu’s nose and Mohammed’s mouth“. Conclude with the message “It’s okay to be different.”
- Students could write sentences to describe new characters that they have made using different facial combinations.