Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Surrounds Us: A Program on the UU Principles and Beloved Community for Grades K-1

Alternate Activity 1: Pipe-cleaner Peace Symbols

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy the handout for all participants.
  • Place handouts and pipe cleaners at work tables.

Description of Activity

This activity engages participants a universally recognized symbol promoting a peaceful world.

Gather the children at the tables and invite them to look at their handouts. Ask if any recognize the symbols. You might say:

This is a symbol that many people would recognize to mean peace.

Invite the children to use one or more pipe cleaners to make the symbol. When they are finished, ask these questions.

  • Why is it good to know that these symbols represent peace?
  • How can knowing that others are working toward a peaceful world help us to work together towards fairness and freedom?
  • I wonder if you can design your own symbol for the sixth Principle.

Including All Participants

This activity does not have a right or wrong result. Participants of all abilities should be able to complete this activity.