Identity Explained for Kids

The following is a transcript from our latest video 'Identity' which you can watch here as an animated video...

'Did you know that you are incredible, one of a kind and there is no one else on this planet who is exactly like you? Pretty awesome, huh? But hang on, what exactly is it that makes you you? Is it your personality or the way you look? Perhaps it's the way you think or what you believe. Maybe it's what you like to do or simply where you come from. Well, the truth is all of these things are what make you you. This is called our identity.

You see, our identity is like a little recipe. When you bake a cake, you use lots of different ingredients. The ingredients by themselves do not make the cake but put them together and you have a masterpiece. So just like a cake, our identity is made up of lots of different parts and different parts will make different people just as different ingredients will make different cakes. And difference is great. After all, the world would be a pretty boring place if we were all exactly the same.

A big part of our identity is our values. What do we value? What do we think is important? What do we think is right and wrong? Sometimes this part of our identity is called our core values. Some parts of our identity might stay the same our whole life; parts like our skin colour or where our family is from. Other parts like our hobbies, how we like to dress, and even our thoughts may change as we grow and learn more about ourselves and the world. We should all be proud of our identities because it is who we are.

Hey, try this. Copy this picture or print it out at, and right in the bubbles all the different parts that make you you. Can you share this exercise with a friend? The more people you can share it with, the more you will see how amazingly diverse our world really is.

That's it for this video. We hope you liked it. By the way, we have also created some additional printable worksheets to go alongside this video and they can be found in the member's area at And did you know that this video is going to form parts of a new Pop'n'Olly book, which you can pre-order or depending on when you're watching this, order now at Cool and we will see you next time. Bye.'