We often think of ourselves as treating everyone the same no matter what nationality or color of skin others have. During times of distress, peoples underlying prejudices can appear. Scroll down and read the story about the red and green people, and ask yourself, "Could I ever feel this way?"
Puppet Role Play; Younger
After making a puppet have your children/students use the puppet in the role play scenarios below. Puppet outlines at bottom of this post.
Jenny's dad was laid off from his job. Money is tight and Jenny's clothes are old. Your friend is making fun of Jenny and teasing her about her clothes. With your puppet, what do you tell your friend?
Marcus just moved into the neighborhood. He is shy and doesn't know anyone so he keeps to himself. Your friend starts saying things that are not nice about Marcus. With your puppet, what do you say to your friend?
Amanda has a red birthmark on her face. The children at school tease her because of the birthmark. With your puppet what do you say to the children teasing Amanda?
Land of the Red and Purple; Older