Goal: To help children recognize and name the many different colors
our skin comes in.
All the Colors We Are by
Description: Start this project with either mixing paints or looking
at paper in many different shades of brown and tan and ask the child
what color is their skin. Discuss what would they call this color. Include
the information that we get our skin color from our ancestors and melanin.
Give the child access to the Reflections photographs, paper and glue
and let them make a collage. As the child works you can point to different
images and ask them what they would call that color skin.
Examples of Discussion:
• “What would you like to call the color or your skin? Pinkish-Tan
is a great name for the color of your skin”
• “I like all the pictures you have chosen to glue. This
little girl looks happy, what color would you call her skin? Yes, it
is a dark brown”
• “People sure come in a lot of different shades of tan
If a child is having a hard time
not seeing skin as “white” or “black” then hold
up a white and black piece of paper and show that no one’s skin
is really that color.