Vanilla and Chocolate was published in October 2012. This book was written to help children understand the virtue of Tolerance.
Main Setting: Vanilla and Chocolate main setting is at the Black and White Picnic where the development of the story mainly takes place.
Plot: A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color.
Characters: Mrs. M. prepared a Black and White Picnic Day where Vanilla and Chocolate’s parents recognized their kid’s friendship.
Vanilla’s parents arrived at the event with a huge tub of vanilla and chocolate ice-cream. Here’s a simple Vanilla and Chocolate Ice-cream recipe for classrooms.
Vanilla and Chocolate Ice-cream Recipe:
Objective: Make connections between ice-cream flavor to skin colors to build tolerance.
Ingredients: For K- 3er graders
1/2 gallon of Vanilla Ice cream
1/2 gallon of Chocolate Ice cream
Plastic bowls (one per each student)
Plastic spoons (one per each student)
Additional Optional ingredients: For 3-5 graders
1. Set-up a table with the ice-creams tubs, bowls and spoons.
2. Call each student to take one spoon of each ice-cream even if they don’t like one of the flavors.
3. Let them be free to mix the colors, separate them or eat it.
The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children. After the recipe activity, use the questions to reinforce the lesson.
- What was the best part of the story?
- What is your favorite illustration?
- What did you learn about this tale?
This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education.
The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children at home or at school.
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