Seeing the World through
Materials Make cardboard frames four inches by eight inches with large
Tape colored cellophane to the frames.
Have students pass the frames so every student can use at least
four colored frames.
Procedure Give the children cardboard frames covered with various colors of cel-
lophane, and encourage them to look through the different colors. Dis-
cuss how people and items look different through the colors but actually
look the same without the colored cellophane. Introduce and explain that
the statement “looking at the world through rose-colored glasses” means
everything looks bright and hopeful. Consider these questions for discus-
sion: How might people use their imagination to change the way a place
looked and how they felt about it? Looking through what colors might
make a place look safe? Comforting? Peaceful? Relaxing?
Suggestions Offer the colored frames when students ask to repeat the activity.
Issues insecurity, inability to self-regulate
Purpose To increase sense of security, being able to manage different