This is a diversity activity. It will show the students that besides the color of your skin, people are the same. We all came into this world in the same, but that is for a different day. 🙂 This activity would be great while talking about Martin Luther King Jr. It proves exactly what he was getting at during his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.
1 White Egg
1 Brown Egg
1 Paper Plate
Talk to your students, children, or campers, tell them about diversity and that it is okay to have different color skin. It is okay to be friends with people who do not look anything like you, everyone needs friends, yada, yada, yada. Show them the eggs and ask them what the differences and similarities are between the them. The only obvious big one will be the color. Turn around, or go to a part of the room where the children cannot see you, crack the eggs open on the paper plate. Go back to your students and ask which one is which. OH MY GOSH, you cannot tell. Proving everyone is the same on the inside, with different color outsides.
You could also do this with M&Ms, Skittles, or even Tootsie Pops. Anything that has the same inside, but different colored outsides.
Appropriate Age Level:
Honestly, you could probably do this activity with anyone. I think it would make the most impact in the middle level students (2nd – 4th grades). But, no matter who you show this too it should make some sort of indent in their mindset.