What’s On Our World Peace Shelf — “Peace” & Peacekeeper Cards

To find out why I started this series, check out World Peace Shelf.

To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting Dolls & International Children Magnets with World Map.

So far in this series, we’ve focused a lot on the fact that people come from different places of the world.  I thought it was time to move on to how we treat them, and since this is a World Peace Shelf, we are focusing on the word “peace.”  I found these printable “Peace” and Peacekeeper Cards from Etsy shop Mindful Teaching, printed them on cardstock, and laminated them [Because sometimes L works with her mouth open.  And then she drools…].

peace cards

The set of “Peace” Cards simply has pairs of cards with symbols of peace from different cultures.  L quickly knew she was supposed to match them.  When she had finished, we talked about them.  I said, “Do you know what ‘peace’ means?”  L said, “No.”  I said, “Peace means no fighting.  It means be nice.  It means be kind to one another.”  L said, “Peace means don’t be mean!”  She’s got it, folks.

peacekeepers cards

The Peacekeeper Cards are a bit more advanced for a child who cannot yet read, so we use it as a group activity.  We put out all of the pictures of the people and named them.  Then we found their quotes about peace and matched them up.  This was a nice follow-up to our discussion about what “peace” means, because it has many different people describing peace in different ways.

“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.”  ~Maria Montessori

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Come back tomorrow to explore another work on our World Peace Shelf!