Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No two snowflakes are alike!

There is scientific proof that states no 2 snowflakes are alike....this holds true for people as well. This weekend in my Alluem Kids 8-12 class we talked about the many differences between people....different shapes and sizes, different color hair and eyes, different skin tones, different voices, different likes and dislikes, different personalities...the list is endless. The kids know that these difference are what makes us unique - we each are different in our own special ways and we can embrace the beauty in that!
I had the kids think about what makes them different from other people, what makes them unique. I wanted them to go deeper just the surface differences and to really look at what makes themspecial, what makes them who they are. I had them narrow it down to one word. One word to describe what makes them special. After they meditated on this, I laid out foam snowflakes all over the room. I was sure to make them all different...yes, I made adjustments to 25 little foam snowflakes so they would ALL be different! Each child picked one and wrote their word on the snowflake - Unique, Charitable, Enthusiastic, Friendly, Loving, Miracle, etc. When all the snowflakes were hung, they chose a pose that best related to the word they picked - Candlestick for Miracle, Tree for Charitable, Frog Jumps for Enthusiastic....I love watching them think so carefully about what they can do to best represent who they were. It really said a lot about their personalities. A great lesson for all!


  1. What a wonderful way to teach this concept! I'll be using it in the New Year during my kids yoga classes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks, Donna! Btw, I'm constantly referencing your site! It's AWESOME!

  3. That's such a wonderful idea!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. This is a fabulous lesson in diversity! I love how yoga provides a perfect framework for such discussions. I will be sharing this lesson with my students. Many Thanks~ Abby

  5. Abby - So true! Yoga is a way of life and I couldn't be more honored to be able to bring it to children! Let me know how the lesson goes!