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Taking turns

 
  Try using an egg timer to help listen to each other, especially when you have a problem to solve like, for example, what time a teenager should get home at night. Each person involved gets the chance to speak until the egg timer runs out – then the next person gets the chance to speak and so on. No one should interrupt while someone is speaking.  
     

 

 

Our Trophy

 
  Think about what your family, class or group does best together and celebrate it by creating your own unique trophy.

What you need:

  • Paper and pen
  • A large plastic pop bottle
  • Plastic junk and other creative scraps you can find
  • Plastic-friendly glue
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper, paint, brushes, etc.

What you do:

  • Talk about what you think your family, class or group is best at doing together. Are you good at talking, being tidy, eating meals together, sports, music, solving problems, moving house, supporting each other, etc? It must be something that involves everyone in your family, class or group.
  • When you’ve decided what you’re really good at, create a special trophy for yourselves. The design, words, and decorations on the award, must say something about your special skills.
  • Make the trophy together out of your creative and recycled scraps. Perhaps you could cut the top off an empty pop bottle and turn it upside down to make a cup shape? Or use an upturned plastic flowerpot as the base for the trophy? Or use an old foil tray to create a silver trophy? Or make your own kind of ‘Oscar’ from papier maché, or clay.
  • Cut words for your trophy from old newspapers, or print them on your computer. Decorate your creation with layers of tissue paper, plastic cut from old carrier bags, or odds and ends you no longer need.
  • When you’ve finished your trophy, have a mini celebration and present it to yourselves! Well done!

Other ideas:

  • Go on a trophy hunt where each person searches for the things that would make good trophies for all the other people in their family, class or group. Perhaps a ball would make a trophy for the best footballer, a smiley face for the happiest person, or a small notebook for the best storyteller.
  • Make sure the trophies are given for positive qualities (like ‘best peacemaker’) and not for negative qualities (like the ‘messiest person’).
  • If you don’t have the time to find a trophy, draw pictures of your trophy designs instead.
  • Hold a funny award ceremony where each person takes it in turns to stand on a pedestal and receive their ‘trophies’ from everyone else.
 
     

 

 

Peace Doves

 
  What do you think helps people to live together peacefully? Write your ideas on simple dove shapes to make a group mobile for your class or a decoration for your home.

What you need:

  • White card
  • White paper
  • White tissue paper
  • White feathers
  • White collage items
  • Glue and brushes or glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • White thread
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Dove pattern or templates (you can find these on Google images).

What you do:

  • Think about what helps people to live together peacefully in your family, class or friendship group.
  • Draw a simple dove shape on the white card using a template.
    On the body of your dove write one of the things that you think helps people to live together peacefully.
  • Decorate your dove with white collage materials.
  • Punch a hole in the middle of the top of your dove’s body so that it will balance when it’s hanging from a thread.
  • Read what other people have written on their doves.
  • Hang your doves together in a safe place. You could hang them on some branches that have been put into a stable container, like a tree; or from an expanding curtain rail wedged across a window; or from a string tied safely across a room; or from an interesting branch hanging securely from the ceiling.

Some things to talk about together:

  • How important is it to live together peacefully?
  • What are some of the things that people argue and fight about?
  • What did you learn from reading what other people had written on their doves?
  • How can you help yourself, and the people around you, to live together more peacefully?
  • How can everyone work together to help your class, group, family, or world become a more peaceful place?

Other ideas:

  • Instead of making individual doves, work together to make a really big dove and write everyone’s ideas about living together peacefully on its body.
  • Write your peaceful ideas on large strips of thin white card and loop them together to make a long paper chain of ideas.
  • Look at some symbols for peace and talk about what they can tell you about living together peacefully. Then create your own symbols for peace and harmony and talk about what your design means to you.
 
     

 

 

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