Dress Purple Day Classroom Resources for Elementary Schools

Lesson 1

It Takes a Community to Care for Kids

It is the responsibility of adults in the community to ensure children’ rights to safety and well-being, wherever they are. In this lesson children identify adults in their community that they can turn to for help. They are also encouraged to keep telling until they get the help they need. Lesson includes teacher background info, discussion questions, and class activities with grade-specific variations for JK-Grade 5.

Lesson 2

Safety in the Community

Healthy touch is integral to human relationships and, as a result, children need practice becoming in tune with their feelings about touch. In this lesson children will learn about how to recognize their “uh-oh” feeling and apply it to situations involving inappropriate touch. They will also learn that there are no secrets about touch. Lesson includes teacher background info, discussion questions, and class activities with grade-specific variations for JK-Grade 5.

Lesson 3

Well-being in the Community

The community is also responsible for ensuring the well-being of children. In this lesson children learn that they have physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs. They will also learn how to identify the adults in the community who can help them if these needs are unfulfilled. Lesson includes teacher background info, discussion questions, and class activities with grade-specific variations for JK-Grade 5.

Lesson 4

Ontario Dress Purple Day – #IBREAKthesilence

On Ontario Dress Purple Day children join communities across the province and speak up for their rights to safety and well-being and how it takes a community to care for kids. This lesson engages children in fun activities to bring this positive message that help is available to life. This lesson reviews the key themes presented in previous lessons. Lesson includes teacher background info, discussion questions, and class activities with grade-specific variations for JK-Grade 5.

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