Search Our Site

Page Navigation

Section Banner

Alternate Activity 1: Making Peace Signs (10 minutes), Session 9: Kindness is the Key

In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Fine-point washable markers
  • Construction paper in a variety of colors

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out markers and paper on work tables.
  • Plan how you will form pairs. Be ready to make a triad if needed.
  • Decide where you want the children's peace messages displayed, and seek permission if needed.

Description of Activity

Invite all participants to think about how they could create a message of peace using symbols, simple drawings, or a few words. Then invite them to work in pairs to make symbols or messages of peace to display in the congregation.


If you feel comfortable providing this option, invite children to draw simple messages of peace with washable marker on one another's skin. The back of the hand and the inside of the forearm are good places. Keep in mind that some children, and some parents, may object for a variety of reasons, including potential allergies. Also, consider the likelihood of children this age drawing on more surfaces than you asked them to, once this option is opened.

For more information contact web @

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Sidebar Content, Page Navigation


Updated and Popular

Recently Updated

For Newcomers

Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.

Page Navigation