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Teach the children the peace song(s) you have selected. Practice a few times. Then gather the children in a line with their peace pinwheels. Lead them in singing the peace song(s) while you parade, single file, through your selected route, holding their peace pinwheels. If the route is short, you can walk it multiple times. You may also sing the same song over a few times. When you are finished, return to the room. Invite participants to put aside their peace pinwheels and stand in a circle holding hands to sing a final verse or another round of a peace song.
Be sure a parade route is fully accessible for anyone who uses a wheelchair or has limited mobility; design the pace and length of route to be fully inclusive.
If anyone in the group or the congregation uses American Sign Language, ask that person to learn the peace song(s) in advance and join the parade to sign when the group sings. Invite this person to teach key ASL words from the song(s) to all of the children, before the parade.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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