While discussing how people are similar and how people are different from each other, your child can begin to see that he is unique. Your child will communicate what makes him special by making a handprint drawing.
Have your child place his hand on the construction paper. Trace your child’s hand carefully.
Next, ask your child to name five special things about himself. For example, your child might say, “I have blue eyes” or “I can play soccer.” You might need to provide one or two examples to help your child understand. Try to include some positive aspects of your child’s skills or personality, rather than just his physical features.
As he lists each thing, write them inside each finger of the handprint. If desired, your child can color them in or add small pictures.
As you work on this activity, talk to your child about how he is unique and has similarities with, and differences from, other people.