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Are you puzzled by some of the problems you see in your community? Discuss the issues and discover how you can be part of the solution with this simple activity!
While all communities across the country is diverse and unique, each can be improved in some way. Every single person can contribute something positive to help his or her town and neighbors.
What can be improved about the community in which you live? Who do you know that is making a difference in your community? What can you do to help? What will happen if no one takes action?
Show that every student in your class is needed to build a better community by making a large class puzzle.
Roll out a large sheet of heavy paper, and carefully cut puzzles pieces for each student in the class.
On your puzzle piece, use Crayola Slick Stix™ to draw what you will do to help your community. Will you volunteer at an animal shelter? Or maybe you can organize a fundraiser to benefit reading programs at the local library? Slick Stix contain pigments that may stain clothing, fabrics and other household surfaces. Wear a smock to protect clothing and cover your work surface with newspaper.
Put the class puzzle together and display for the school to see! What did your classmates pledge to do? How will your community benefit if every person carries out his or her pledge?
Make change in your community! Create a symbolic coin that showcases your pledge to make your town a better place to liv
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