Peace can and SHOULD be celebrated all year! Today is International Peace Day, so I want to help bring an awareness to peace and kindness by telling you some things I do to celebrate peace in the classroom and offer you a teaching resource you can use in your own classroom or school. Hopefully you celebrate peace daily, but maybe you aren’t aware you are even doing it. Here are some simple things you can do for International Peace Day. Use the hashtag #DoitforPEACE and post something you have done that is similar to these examples.
- Hugs (Yes, it is an easy one! Go hug someone today!)
- Teach peace
- March for peace
- Buy someone food who is in the car line behind you
- Play peaceful music
- Make a new friend
- Share examples of peace with your students or staff members
- Write a nice note to someone
- Write about peace
So what have you done today? What will you do tomorrow? Small bits of kindness can grow a tree of peace. Start today!
Here is a great lesson you can do in your classroom or even have your whole school participate with these cool painted rocks.