Inclusion-Based Activities for Students
Inclusion-based activities are a great way to get students engaged in their education. They can help them connect with each other, learn new things, and have fun. There are many different ways to include students in fun and engaging activities, so it is important to find the right one for your class.
There are many different types of inclusion-based activities, but some of the most popular include arts and crafts, environmental activism, and sports. In addition to the different activities, it is important to choose an activity that will be enjoyed by all your students.
1. Become an “Includer”
This simple activity defines an “include” as someone who is welcoming of others. Through discussion and the implementation of an inclusive classroom program, students will be motivated to find ways to include others, both inside and outside of their school.
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2. Read and Discuss Smoky Night
This picture book tells the story of a Los Angeles riot and the ongoing fires and looting which forces antagonistic neighbors to work together to find their cats. Students will be spellbound by the dramatic chain of events while learning to empathize with those from diverse backgrounds.
More Information: Education World
3. Embrace Our Differences PowerPoint
By teaching kids to be proud of their differences while also being respectful towards others, this discussion-based activity will help foster an atmosphere of kindness in the classroom. As children feel more comfortable being who they are, their confidence and self-esteem will also improve.
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4. The Invisible Boy Activity Packet
This gentle story teaches how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. The accompanying inclusive teaching materials will help students become more empathetic while sharing their experiences of feeling invisible.
More Information: Teachers Pay Teachers
5. Watch a Kid-Friendly Video About Autism Spectrum Disorder
This invaluable resource with accompanying activities teaches students about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Taking the time to fully understand ASD will help students appreciate the unique perspectives that make us different but also tie us all together. More Information: Brain Pop