Add these activities into your lesson plan to celebrate global unity with nature!
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” -Desmond Tutu
WE, the World is a global campaign focusing on making the shift from "I" to "WE" in our actions, attitudes and societal priorities. WE.net and the WE Action Campaigns are building a mass movement to create peace, sustainability and transformation.
Kikori is excited to put a spotlight on three of WE, The World’s campaigns for change: unity, interdependence, and the environment. Each individual’s actions impact the world’s social, economic and environmental systems, which in turn affect each of us. As long as suffering exists we are all diminished. The well-being of everyone depends on the well-being of each person, as well as that of the plants, animals, other life and the eco-systems that that we are all a part of.
This "WE, The World Picks" playlist includes five unique activities to practice unity, interdependence, and celebrate the environment with your students. You can access them on Kikori through the App Store (Apple), Google Play Store (Android) or online through the brand new Kikori WebApp!
“Yurt Circle” is a team builder that encourages working in harmony by highlighting the benefits of coming together as part of a community to get things done. Using the state bird and flower as team themes provides an opportunity to talk about local wildlife too!
Perfect for accompanying lessons about giraffes and other endangered species, “Giraffe Coloring Book” is an artistic activity where students can reflect on what they’ve learned and connect emotionally to these wonderful animals.
Learning about the importance of bees? “Bee Coloring Book” gives students a chance to celebrate these hard-working creatures through a creative coloring project.
Fun fact: World Bee Day is on May 20! Learn more about why bees are important from a real beekeeper (and look inside a beehive!) with this fun video.
In what ways are we all connected? “Fast Animals” is a fun and fast paced activity to explore this theme as students think on their feet and work together to make animal shapes. Each person has their own distinct role, but together form something great!
Getting in touch with nature is also a great way to get in touch with ourselves! With this “Nature Check-In,” invite students to take a moment to explore the outdoors, pay attention to what’s around them, and use their findings to discuss their feelings.
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