Activity resources - all ages
General activity and event ideas
- Talk It Up: Celebrate the theme of "Many Stories – One Australia" and meet someone new from your class, school or community and learn about their culture. Do an oral history project by interviewing someone from a different country and share it with others. You could write, record or even film the interview.
- Sport, Dancing and Eating: Play world sports together and involve everyone, learn new dances from countries across the world, or enjoy foods of different cultures.
- Arts and Crafts: Use your creative abilities to make something that symbolises the different cultures of your local community. You could even hold a poster or art competition.
- Music and Sounds: Apply your musical talents to reflect your experience of different cultures or traditions — rhyme, rap, or rock to a story about culture and experience. You could even hold a concert for everyone to enjoy.
- Listen and Learn: Invite an immigrant to Canada to come and share their story and culture with your class. You could even research more information about their story or write about your own.
- Learn from Others: Create a Human Library at your school. Invite members of your community to act as a "living book" and share their knowledge, experience, and wisdom with students. A variety of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds provides a rich experience.
- Fill Your Bucket Day: Read "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" to your class and have students give compliments (on a bulletin board, on paper on desks, online, etc.), acts of kindness, encouragement, recognition, etc.
- Love Language: Have a week-long contest where students guess at which language the word 'love' is being spoken in. Award prizes at the assembly.
- Acts of Kindness: 25 Random Acts of Kindness Campaign.
- Harmony Day Australia: Resources and ideas. http://www.harmony.gov.au/http://www.harmony.gov.au/
- Teaching Tolerance Organization - Classroom Resources
- Culture Game.pdf
- HARMONY DAY WORD SEARCH.pdf
- Respect - Think About It.pdf
- Respect Theme Ideas.pdf
- Racism Free Community Declaration.pdf
- Racism Free Declaration Discussion Starters.pdf
- Racism Free Declaration Feedback Form.pdf
- INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES.pdf
- Harmony Day Bookmarks: Students can design a bookmark with art, words, or poetry to show their understanding of what Harmony Day really means.
- Photography and Writing Contest:Students snap photos that explore the cultural traditions of family, school, or community. A short 200-word caption must be included with the photo.
- Passport Folio: Students prepare an electronic portfolio (based on the structure of a passport) showcasing each student’s personal cultural heritage and family history. Templates and exemplars coming soon.
- Anti-Bullying Hands Display.pdf
Organizations and programs
- MONTH OF LOVE: Changing lives one month at a time - our own Rhonda Draper from SD23 leads this initiative with students throughout the district.
- Canadian Centre for Diversity
- Global Citizen Kelowna
- Harmony Day Australia: Resources and ideas.