Creative writing, dance, drama, and the visual arts allow us to express our feelings and communicate our ideas to others. The following Teach Peace Now anti-bias, anti-bullying peace education activities incorporate the arts in a variety of ways.
Reading poetry -Three types of poems Looking like me, Let there be peace, One Rides the wind,
Peace Poems -Write a poem about peace Upper level
The Color of My Skin -Write Diamante poems about the color of your skin
The Predator -This original two act play presents three conflicting viewpoints on drone warfare and leaves the audience to discuss and decide.
Anti-Bullying Quilt - Create a paper or sewn quilt that shows how to stand up to a bully.
Big Book of Peace -Create your own big book about peace. An ideal activity for groups and classrooms.
Coming to a Consensus -Expressing ideas through the creation of posters and flyers
Defining Conflict -Expressing emotions stirred up by conflict visually
Exploring Skin Color -Make a hand print mural while learning about why people have different color skin
International Flag of the Earth -Design your own Flag of the Earth
Origami Doves -Make a folded paper dove for International Peace Day
Origami Cranes -Make folded paper cranes on Hiroshima Day.
Peace Calendar -Illustrate your own peace calendar
Resolution Flags -Make a flag illustrating your goal for the year
What Does Peace Feel Like? -Create original art works expressing peace.