KS1, KS2 and EYFS art ideas: Rainbow crafts and different families

by Just Like Us
October 2022

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Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released free KS1, KS2 and EYFS art ideas, including arts and crafts activities and a lesson on different families.

The free, ready-to-go resources include a series of arts and crafts activities on the theme of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) diversity. From rainbow paper chains to paper doll families, the resources are suitable for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) up to KS2.

There is also a EYFS lesson which aims to give pupils an understanding of the different type of families, and how these differences are to be embraced, by singing a song which incorporates different family structures.

Just Like Us has a range of LGBT+ inclusive resources available for free on Art and Design for various key stages.

How to download these free KS1, KS2 and EYFS art ideas and more:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources on all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils have better mental health. This is regardless of whether the pupils are LGBT+ or not.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.