Peace. It is all around us, but it is sometimes hard to find. We can find peace in a sleeping baby’s breath and in a Grandma’s closed eyes while rocking her grandchild to sleep. Peace is feeling like all is well with the world, even if it’s only for a second. And peace is a quality worth learning to look for and nurture.
In this post, we will share with you some great ideas on how to teach kids about peace. You can print the list included here and be inspired to come up with ways to teach peace words for kids to follow and apply in their lives.
Peace Education for Children the Montessori Way
Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori Method, made a big point of building a peaceful environment for children to be in. In order to foster peace, it must come from within. There are many, many different ways to find, inspire, grow and foster peace in our lives and in our children’s lives. Teaching peace to kids is paramount because of their little, yet infinite absorbent minds.
First, we must teach children to look for peace and notice it around them. One way to do this is to play the Silence Game. You can see how we play this wonderful game and get your free printable lists HERE. Silence promotes calmness, aids tranquility in one’s thoughts and focusing in silence can help us order our thoughts and make us better people. Children will greatly benefit from this activity.
How to Promote Peace in the World
So how can we promote peace? As I mentioned, it begins within ourselves. But it doesn’t end there. We then venture into our homes, our communities, our country and the world to make a change. Peacemaking for kids is easy! Let me share with you part of the list I put together with ideas on how to do just that.
You can see the rest of the list in the printable. I suggest you print it up and keep it somewhere visible so you can apply it regularly. Wouldn’t it be fun to pick one item or two on the list per week and come up with a plan with your kids to make it happen? Take a look and be inspired!
#3 Use music, crafts, art, biographies, stories, and dramatic play to explore themes of peace, harmony and nonviolence.
#13 Speak out against prejudice and discrimination in a firm yet kind way when we see it.
#26 Chat about others’ feelings and “walking in their shoes.”
#31 When we pass people on the street or find ourselves in a room with strangers, look at people gently in the eye. You can also say “Hello” to them.
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Peace Books for Children
Books are a great way of teaching peace to children. Here are some really fun, beautiful and inspirational ones. They are all wonderful and that will make it easier for fostering peace in our children’s lives.
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Ideas on How to Teach Kids about Peace
I really hope that this post has set a positive goal for peace in our children, in our lives and in our world. Here is a great list with 40 creative items on how to grow and promote peace everywhere we go. I hope you like it. 🙂 Print it and keep it around. Simply enter your email and the file will be delivered directly to your inbox! Yay and peace to you!
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