This week Sparks have been exploring the book “The Colours of us” by Karen Katz, as a literacy exploration into diversity.
In the story the author talks about the different shades of brown. The main character sees and recognises differences and similarities in her friend’s skin, hair and eye colours and learns, as she paints their portraits, how to show the different colours.
The Sparks children had the opportunity to discover their own shade of brown by mixing red, yellow, black and white together to match their skin colour and paint their own portraits. Each child enjoyed exploring their appearance by looking at the mirror and finding their own colours.
This group art and literacy project allowed the children to explore the concept of identity and connectedness and encouraged a sense of belonging and confidence.