This activity introduces the concept of citizenship and how to be a good citizen by focusing on specific examples around the classroom.
Photo each student’s face (approx. 5” x 7” in size)
Green construction paper (9” x 12”)
Thick black felt pen
One pair of Google eyes
One yellow pipe cleaner
Cut each student’s face photo into a circle (laminate, if possible)
Cut a green construction paper circle slightly larger than the face photo for each student
Prepare an extra circle ot be the face of the caterpillar, and glue on googly eyes, yellow antenna, and draw on a smiling mouth with black felt pen draw on a smiling mouth with black felt pen.
Step by Step:
Step One: Have students glue their faces into the centre of each green construction paper circle.
Step Two: Discuss with the students the meaning of the word citizenship and brainstorm examples of ways that students can demonstrate good citizenship. Write these ideas on chart paper as a permanent visual for the students.
I can be a kind and caring classmate.
I can follow the rules.
I can help those in the classroom.
I don’t have to wait to be asked to do something that needs doing.
I can recycle, reduce, reuse.
I can keep my desk and the classroom neat and tidy.
I can control my temper.
Step Three: Have students think of one or two things that they can focus on throughout the course of the day or week and write this idea in black pen on the green circle around their face.
Step Four: Pin these circles up onto the wall, forming a “citizenship caterpillar”.
A caterpillar created from green circles and student faces with hints of how to be a good citizen.