Updated: Apr 21
Add these activities into your lesson plan for a breath of peace!
“Go in the direction of where your peace is coming from." - C.Joybell C.
Peace Pals International invites youth ages 5-16 to submit artwork to an international awards program in the spirit of the message of peace, May Peace Prevail On Earth. The message of peace began over 70 years ago when a small gathering of peace workers joined Masahisa Goi in Ishikawa, Japan to envision how peace could become a reality. In 1976, the idea of placing the Peace Message on poles emerged from that vision, and the Peace Pole Project began. Today, over 200,000 Peace Poles have been built around the world, and the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremonies have been presented at every major city in the world. In order to celebrate, Peace Pals has put together a playlist with activities focused on peace for all learners!
These activities are available on the Playlists page of Kikori - search for Peace Pals Picks! You can access them in the App Store (Apple), Google Play Store (Android) or online through the brand new Kikori webapp!
"Peace Pals Picks" are five unique activities that allow you to infuse peace into your students' day!
These activities are simple and easy to apply. Take a look at the activities below for a preview of some great activities for peace, and browse through this week’s Weekly Planner Playlist for full descriptions of each of them and more bonus content!
Are you looking for a way to build creativity into your students' peace practice?
"Expressing Peace through Art" allows you to choose any mediums that you have available for creating art (paint, clay, nature materials) and provides you with reflection questions to help students go deeper into what art means to them. This activity is free form which we believe is also an important part of the peace process!
“Peace Cards" is a team building activity that invites all of your students into the idea of peace from beginning to end. First students create the peace cards individually. Then you are able to create "moments of peace" where you not only create space for calm but students' ideas are also appreciated!
Check it out now on the Kikori app for a full activity description.
One of the most important parts of wellness is our mind! Mudras are a great way to help students learn about meditation and incorporate actions through hand movements.
Teach your students traditional mudras and then encourage them to create their own! Let us know what they come up with in our Kikori Community!
To use the rational parts of our brains (for thinking), deep breaths are essential! This week, incorporate "Peace Breaths" to add a new twist to teaching youth how to take deep breaths. With many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the breathing style you need, whether you’re trying to calm an active class or energize a tired one!
Bonus: Show your students this "Just Breathe" video (by kids) to help them understand deep breaths a little better!
FunFriday means getting out of your seats to play together, and "Peace Pass" is a great activity to get kids moving and working together!
This classic activity has special peace twists by Play for Peace and is sure to help your students consolidate their ideas about peace throughout the week in an engaging and active way!
Do you want to save the Weekly Planner playlist for easy access?
Head over to Playlists to find Peace Pals Pics or click into Peace Pals profile!
Click the ❤️ to Favorite the Playlist and store it for later!
What is a Peace Pole?
A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth in different languages on each of its four or six sides. There are estimated over 200,000 Peace Poles in every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace.