Some of the following activities for children can be a good way to help them reflect on the issues in a more personal way:
1. Peace Posters: design and make posters promoting peace and put them up at schools, shops and other public places.
Te Whanau Rangimarie (The Peaceful Family) by Miria Koia [5yrs]
2. Peace Poems: write poems about peace and print them as a booklet or posters.
Peace and love
are like a flying dove;
No time for war
you just have to soar;
A tui flies
through the skies;
unlike you and me;
is not the solution.
by Hugo Robinson [9yrs]
3. Create t-shirt slogans, pictures and designs:
‘Drop aid, not bombs’
‘We shall remember, we shall not cease’
‘War does not breed peace, guns do not breed security’
4. Sing and/or listen to songs about Peace: