This week's activities:
- Decorate your peace camp journal with words, pictures, and designs that represent who you are and what makes you unique.
- Look in the mirror that you received in your camp materials. As you look into it, draw a self-portrait in your journal. You are a treasure, a gift from God to your family and our whole community. Peace begins with you!
- Decorate your mirror in a way that will remind you, when you look at it, of your unique God-given gifts and how peace begins with you.
- Reflect on the question: What does peace mean to you? What does it feel like? Look like? Taste like? Smell like? Sound like? Write or draw your reflections.
- Reflect on the question: How do you lose peace? What breaks your heart and pulls your spirit down? What do you usually fight about? When have you felt hurt and spread that to others? Write or draw your reflections.
- "I Am From" Poem: Print this page and write your own poem. Share it with a friend!
- Playlist: Practice peace in your body as you listen and breathe along to this song: Breathing In, Breathing Out. The full album of prayers for children from different faiths is available here (YouTube) and here (Spotify).
- Share pictures of whatever you do by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post them on this site next week so you can see what all your friends are doing to celebrate peace.
Get Started on the Community Art Project:
Story Time Videos:
- What do you like about yourself?
- What did the girl think when people said mean things about her? Have you ever had an experience like that, or do you know someone who has?
- The story says, “nothing in this world can change what is deep inside.” What do you think that means?
- What example of peace did you like the most?
- What is something you have done to build peace?
- What would you like to do this summer to help build peace?
- What do you think about when you hear the word "different/differences?" What about the word "diversity?"
- Diversity means being made up of a lot of different kinds of people - different ideas, different experiences, different colors of skin, sizes, ages.
- Think of a time where you felt different - at school, at church, in your family or with friends. Imagine that you get to add a page to Todd Parr’s book. In your journal, write down a way you sometimes really feel different. Start your sentence, “It's OK to _____.” And then draw a picture.
- Why is it important to have different kinds of people in a community, like your school or church? What would happen if everyone was the same, and had the same ideas or felt the same way?
- What advice would you give to a friend or a classmate who was feeling different?