We Are All Unique

You Have ValueIdeaGroup 11-15 mins
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Primary 1-4, Primary 5-8


To demonstrate that every one of us is unique and different.

We walk away knowing

That I am unique, and each of my classmates are unique.

See me draw!

Give each person two pens, pencils or crayons of the same colours if you have enough available, otherwise you could stick with all black or all just two colours.

Put on a timer for 5 minutes.

Ask everyone to draw a picture of the things that make them the happiest. It can be anything they want with the pencils they have been given. They should work in silence and not look at each other's work.

After 5 minutes get everyone to show each other their drawings. Not one of them will be the same.


  • You all had the same “ingredients” (the same coloured pencils/paper/crayons) for your drawings but every one of these pictures is different! You all had the same instructions, but every one of the pictures is different! This is just like all of you. You all have ears, a nose, a mouth, feet, hands and so on yet every one of you is different! YOU ARE UNIQUE! There is no one on this earth that is like you. Each person is unique, an original.
  • How does this idea that we are all unique relate to the three strands of E Tū Tāngata? You may want to support this discussion to draw out some ideas.

You Have Value: Every single one of us is unique, and one of a kind.

We Succeed Together: When we work together, we are all bringing a unique perspective and unique thoughts and talents. When we combine these together we can do amazing things.

Others Matter: Remember that everyone you meet is a unique and special person, just like you are!