Books and Art Activities for Autism Awareness Month

Dropping by real quick to share two of my favorite books to read for Autism Awareness Month. I always love reading these books to my school friends in the regular education classrooms to open up a discussion about the students in my classroom.

Todd Parr books are legit the best books ever to read to little minds. They have simple text, fun illustrations, and most of them are just plain silly – kid’s adore them!

The two books I always get out during this month when teachers ask me to share are “It’s Okay To Be Different” and “Be Who You Are.” Both books celebrate diversity and how we are all different and how THAT’S OKAY!

After we read the books, I love to invite the students to make a self-portrait guided by the art work in the books. I just drew circles on cardstock and gave them kwikstix paints. They always love choosing different colors and fun hair styles. We also do this activity in our own classroom during our “All About Me” theme.

How do you raise awareness and acceptance in your school?




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