Everyone Belongs | Harmony Day Classroom Teaching Resources and Ideas

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Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Harmony Day is celebrated on the 21st of March every year in Australia! It’s a day that as a community, we celebrate the diversity of our amazing country. On this day the main message is ‘everyone belongs’ and what an amazingly fantastic opportunity to encourage inclusiveness of the different cultural backgrounds that make up your class and school! These Harmony Day teaching resources and activity ideas will help you to celebrate with your students.

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Harmony Day. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Here are some cute Harmony Day activities and ideas for your classroom.

Music Brings Everyone Together

This is one of my favourite songs, a song that encourages young children to appreciate that everyone belongs! Every year my class would sing this song at the whole school assembly to celebrate Harmony Day.

We would spend some time listening to the words of the song and have a class discussion about the important message the song is trying to portray. It was always a hit! Download the tracking music and words on the Song Library website.


Immerse your School Community in the Celebration

To fully immerse your class and school into Harmony Day encourage students and teachers to come dressed in orange on March 21.

Why orange?  Orange is the official colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. It signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. The colour orange also relates to freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Use our beautifully illustrated Harmony Day classroom posters to display in your classroom or around your school.

Harmony Day Posters for the Classroom


Classroom Activities for Harmony Day

 

Harmony Tree Craft Activity

This gorgeous Harmony Tree Craft activity creates a simple, yet effective display that celebrates your students’ different backgrounds and cultures.

Students use a hand template to represent themselves and their cultural background.

The hands are then used to create a whole class harmony tree display.

Harmony Day Classroom Craft Activity Idea


Paper Chain Craft Activity

This is another creative Harmony Day craft activity to use when learning about the cultural diversity of your class.

Students use a paper chain template to represent themselves and their cultural background.

The people cutouts are then joined together to create a paper chain to display in your classroom.

Harmony Day Classroom Craft Activity Ideas


Printable Harmony Day Worksheets

Use our collection of printable worksheets to celebrate and identify the diverse cultures that make up your classroom.

In this collection of Harmony Day worksheets, students identify different groups that they belong to, design and create their own Harmony Day badge and create a self-portrait.

Printable Harmony Day Activities


Harmony Day Badge Activity

Students will love designing and decorating their very own Harmony Day badge.

Print the Harmony Day badge template and encourage your students to decorate the badge in a way that is inspired by their own diverse cultures. Or they can simply design an image that portrays the meaning of Harmony Day!

Harmony Day Activity for the Classroom


Hello Around the World

Encourage your students to learn how to say hello in a number of different languages using this gorgeous Hello Around the World classroom bunting.

Hello Around the World Bunting


For more classroom activities, displays and ideas for Harmony Day, check out our Harmony Day resource collection.

Harmony Day resources for the Classroom

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Comments & feedback

  • Lynda Splisbury

    Thanks for a great resource. Am definitely going to make the paper chain with my kindys tomorrow.

    Comment by Lynda Splisbury on March 20, 2018 at 9:09 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Lynda, you’re most welcome. So glad that you liked these activity suggestions.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm


  • Jacquie Counsel

    Love it….Thank you

    Comment by Jacquie Counsel on March 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      You’re most welcome Jacquie! Thanks for your kind words.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm


  • Sharon McGucken

    love love the song – can’t wait to use this over and over.
    Love the resources – will be using the paper chain and hands tree.
    Teach starter you are ahead of the rest
    Thanks

    Comment by Sharon McGucken on March 17, 2019 at 11:04 am


    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Thanks for your kind words Sharon! So kind.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 18, 2019 at 9:21 pm


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