Making a Peace Bucket

Activity Objective

To teach the children that they too can promote peace like Jesus

Lesson Outcome

The children will learn ways of making peace in their daily situations.

Directions

  • Tell the children that they are going to make a ?peace bucket.?
  • Pass out a strip of paper and a pencil to each child.
  • Explain to the children that they are to think of ways in which they can make peace with others. Brainstorm with them.
  • The first example on the board could be from you: hold the door for someone, invite everyone to join in a game.
  • Record all of the children's responses on the board.
  • Encourage each child to write a peace-keeping or peace-making solution on the strip of paper. They can choose one from the board or they can think of one on their own.
  • Collect all of the strips of paper from the children and put them in the ?peace bucket.?
  • Encourage each child to pick a strip of paper from the bucket. Help him or her read it if needed.
  • Ask the children to try to do what their strip of paper said at some point in the day.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that Jesus wants us to be peacemakers too.

Learning Styles

People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes

Hints

This is a great activity that can be used at any time during the year.