Activities for International Day of Peace

candle

September 21st is the International Day of Peace. While every day should be peaceful, the United Nations General Assembly declared this ‘day’ as special in 1981. In 2001 the General Assembly added that this ‘peaceful holiday’ should also be a day of cease-fire and non-violence. How can you celebrate “Peace Day” with your family?

Be a Do-Gooder

Spend the day helping out others and take the kids to volunteer at a homeless shelter, food pantry or other similar organization. If you don’t have the whole day to spare (or your children aren’t old enough to volunteer), do something simple. Ask your child to share her toy with a friend, draw a picture for grandma or share a smile!

Get Crafty

Make peaceful art to celebrate Peace Day. Your child can draw a peace symbol, color it in and add pictures of peaceful scenes inside of it. Another option is for your child to create a ‘peace diorama’. Help him to create a serene scene using paper, paints and clay inside of a shoe box.

Moment of Silence

It’s tradition to light a candle and observe a moment of silence at noon on International Day of Peace. Ask your child to think about a time when she pushed anger or hatred aside in favor of peace while she meditates silently. Afterwards, talk about how something so small as smiling instead of scowling can make an impact and be meaningful to someone else.




Martin Luther King Jr 1964 Solider Field Peace Rally Historic Original Photo Set picture
Martin Luther King Jr 1964 Solider Field Peace Rally Historic Original Photo Set
$582750.0


16 X 20  Photo Of Audrey Hepburn Inscribed To The Director Of War & Peace picture
16 X 20 Photo Of Audrey Hepburn Inscribed To The Director Of War & Peace
$25000.0


Peace The Bear 1996 ,ty Beanie Baby, Mint Condition, W/errors Tags Attached picture
Peace The Bear 1996 ,ty Beanie Baby, Mint Condition, W/errors Tags Attached
$25000.0


Antique Innocent Victorian Artistic Nude Woman Peace Poem Of The Wood Art Print picture
Antique Innocent Victorian Artistic Nude Woman Peace Poem Of The Wood Art Print
$22200.0


Giant 101 Pound Amazing Rose Quartz Crystal Rock Stone Life Love Happiness Peace picture
Giant 101 Pound Amazing Rose Quartz Crystal Rock Stone Life Love Happiness Peace
$20000.0


Antique Nautical Seashore Artistic Nude Woman Dancing Joy Gladness Peace Print picture
Antique Nautical Seashore Artistic Nude Woman Dancing Joy Gladness Peace Print
$17200.0


Art Deco Sculpture Woman Girl Hold Dove Symbol Peace Bronze Statue picture
Art Deco Sculpture Woman Girl Hold Dove Symbol Peace Bronze Statue
$16000.0


Ty Beanie Babies Retired, Mint Collectible 1996 Peace picture
Ty Beanie Babies Retired, Mint Collectible 1996 Peace
$15000.0