I am colorful
DECIDE IF YOU ARE DOING the hand diagram or swirly hands.
Supplies needed: poster board/butcher paper (whiteboard will not do), yellow paint, blue paint, two paint brushes, a bowl, hand wipes, and sharpies.
Preparation: Lightly draw three giant hands on the poster board. There should be one hand on the left, one on the right and one in the middle slightly overlapping the other two hands
KALEIDER DEMONSTRATION FIRST
Hang the poster board with the giant handprints hanging on the wall ready for when children come in and sit down.
Begin by writing above the left hand the name of your passport country
As you are painting the first hand blue, tell the Womples about your passport country. Example: “My passport country is the USA and in that country people shake hands when they first meet, like this!”
Ask: Where do you go in the summers, where do your grandparents live, where did your parents grow up, or where is your passport from?
Once you are done describing your passport country, begin painting the right handprint yellow, labeling it as your host country. While you are painting it, tell them about this country. Example: “My host country is Guatemala. In Guatemala, we kiss people on the cheek when we first meet them. That is how we say hello! Like this!”
Ask: Where is your host country? Or what is one other country you have lived in?
Mix the two colors in a bowl and explain how you went from your blue country to your yellow one. You did not lose any of your blue but you did gain some yellow. Because you were a kid, while you were learning about your yellow country, you started to mix those things in with what you knew about your blue country. This made you turn green!
Paint the middle hand print and label it with your name.
At the bottom, write “I am Green”.
Now it’s the kids turn:
Assign 1-2 leaders to be in charge of the paint. Instruct the Womples put out their hands and tell them to not move as the teachers come around to paint their hands.
Instruct Womples to raise their LEFT hand and paint it blue. Ask: Where do you go in the summers, where do your grandparents live, where did your parents grow up, or where is your passport from?
Instruct Womples to raise their RIGHT hand, say another country they live in or have lived in before, paint all yellow.
Ask the womples: what is one thing you know is different about your host country from your passport country? How do you say hello and goodbye? What kind of money do you use?
Prompt the Womples to place both hands on their piece of paper, allowing room in the middle for another hand.
Instruct the Womples to mix their hands together to make green and make a handprint between the yellow and red handprints. (you may need to add more paint to hands)
Whichever country they list, write that ABOVE their yellow and blue hand prints. At the BOTTOM of the paper, write “_______ is Green” using their name.
KALEIDER TIP: We are here to connect with them, not correct them.
Supplies Needed: 5 different paint colors, white paper, paint brushes, hand wipes, and
Today, we are going to be swirly like Lila!
1. Assign 3-4 leaders to be in charge of the paint. Instruct the Womples put out their hands and tell
them to not move as the teachers come around to paint their hands.
2. Paint BOTH their hands accordingly: feel free to change the colors as needed
a. Thumb will represent family- blue
b. Pointer finger represents things that have made us happy- yellow
c. Middle finger all the things that has hurt us- orange/purple
d. Ring finger represents all the things they learn as they grow- green
e. Pinky finger represents our friends- pink
f. Palm represents Jesus and his love for us- red
3. Instruct the Womples to give both neighbors a high five with their painted hands.
4. Prompt the Womples to place both hands on their piece of paper making a hand print.
5. At the top of the paper, write “_______ is swirly” using their name. At the BOTTOM of the paper
write, “I am made of many beautiful parts!”
Instruct the Womples to wash their hands and NOT TOUCH ANYTHING!