Today we read "The Peace Book," and "Sharing How Kindness Grows." "The Peace Book" puts a real focus on spreading peace in any manner, whether it be at home, in the classroom, or being kind to our environment. "Sharing How Kindness Grows" gives several cute little scenarios as to how a child can be kind to another person and make their day so much better. My kids loved this book because our classroom rule is kindness and they always love to see what they can do to make a new friend, or to help out a friend. I must say that I have a sweet group of kids.
To really hit the peacemaking nail on the head, we did a really fun activity with paint. The kids loved it, and I am a firm believer that adding paint to any activity really reinforces whatever concept we may be learning about at the moment. Anyway, I've posted a picture of the end result of our peacemaking activity.