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.


  • 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


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