These fundamental British values are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths.
The activities in my Diversity Awareness pack are all activities that will promote different aspects of British values.
The activities promote ‘a positive identity’ including house rules, sharing, kindness and collaboration. They help to create an atmosphere where all questions are valued. These activities form the basis for ‘democracy’ and ‘rule of law’.
The activities teach children about ‘individual liberty’ by helping to give children the language they need to discuss feelings and to think about their place in their families, their communities, and our world.
The remainder of the pack directly encourages ‘mutual respect and tolerance’ by teaching children about different religions, disabilities and other differences between people like languages we speak, different food we eat, different genders and ages, and gives you the tools to celebrate some multicultural holidays that are important in the UK.
Products that can help you to actively teach British Values in your setting:
Join the Childminding Best Practice Club and get monthly packs of themed activities emailed to you. As well as art projects with templates, each pack includes a planning guide to help you plan around a theme. Each pack also contains a multicultural holiday to celebrate or other way to promote British values and diversity awareness.
Printable diversity craft projects and printable diversity colouring pages to help childminders to teach 20 diversity topics including disability, religion, race, families and multicultural holidays.