Updated: May 5
Add these activities into your lesson plan to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion!
"Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces." -Rumi
Global Love Day each May 1st is a celebration of our humanity with the theme of "Love Begins with Me." It is hosted by The Love Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2000 with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Their vision is to assist people by building a practical foundation and understanding of unconditional love within individuals and society as a whole.
“Simply stated, unconditional love is an unlimited way of being. We are without any limit to our thoughts and feelings in life and can create any reality we choose to focus our attention upon. There are infinite imaginative possibilities when we allow the freedom to go beyond our perceived limits. If we can dream it, we can build it. Life, through unconditional love, is a wondrous adventure that excites the very core of our being and lights our path with delight." - from Harold W. Becker in Unconditional Love - An Unlimited Way of Being.
This week Kikori is partnering with The Love Foundation to bring the themes of Global Love Day to life with a brand new playlist of activities! This "Celebrating Global Love Day" playlist includes five unique activities for reflecting on unconditional love and inspiring students to share it. You can access them on Kikori through the App Store (Apple), Google Play Store (Android) or online through the brand new Kikori WebApp!
Global Love Day Art Project
Each year, in conjunction with Global Love Day, The Love Foundation hosts an open Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational. We encourage submissions to be centered on the themes "Love Begins With Me" and 'Celebrating Our Humanity" and other Global Love Day tenets listed above. Use these prompt to inspire creative expression through various art mediums!
Global Love Day Essay
In addition to getting creative with art materials, invite your students to use their words to connect the ideas of Global Love Day to their personal experiences! What new ideas come up through this writing project versus the art one?
Global Love Day Poetry
Go behind typical love poems with this Global Love Day poetry prompt! In addition to writing their own poems, this provides a great opportunity to bring up other poems for discussion with your students.
Have students who aren't sure how to write their own poem? Try these tips to make writing poetry fun and easy for all.
Guided Meditation on Love and Interconnectedness
Does your classroom need a break to reflect and reconnect? Take a moment to lead your group on a guided meditation to reflect on themes of Global Love Day, and consider the interconnectedness of the world.
Global Love Day Musical Playlist
It isn't hard to find songs about love! With this fun collaborative project, create a playlist of songs that connect back to themes of self-love, self-esteem, humanity, etc. And when you're done...time for a dance party!
Do you want to save the Weekly Planner playlist for easy access?
Head over to Playlists to find Celebrating Global Love Day!
Click the ❤️ to Favorite the Playlist and store it for later!
How do you celebrate Global Love with your students!? Tell us in the comments.