It’s Montessori Education Week! Montessori Education Week promotes respect for children and awareness of the Montessori method.
Montessori Opportunities has more information and links about Montessori Education Week.
Montessori Peace Education Activities
The image is from part 2 of a Montessori Opportunities free peace education lesson offered as part of Montessori Education Week. The activity can be used for preschoolers to adults. Click on the link for the complete directions for presenting the peace education lesson.
You’ll see that the lesson recommends starting by listening to peaceful music. You might want to listen to music from my free relaxing music post on my Bits of Positivity blog. Or you might like to use a specific peace song, such as “Light a Candle for peace” from my free peace songs post.
Montessori Education Week Activities and Peace Walk
Peace education is such an important part of Montessori education that it’s a common focus during Montessori Education Week. Some Montessori schools have a peace pole ceremony, a peace quilt, or a “Walk for Peace.”
Springstone Montessori School teaches about Montessori education in their classrooms during Montessori Education Week. The children also discuss what they love about their classroom and talk about their favorite Montessori material. They have an annual peace walk, too.
Some Montessori school observe a Montessori Moment of Peace today (generally observed at noon wherever you are). Of course, you could observe it any day this week.
Here’s an idea for a Montessori Moment of Peace from a blog post that’s no longer available:
Montessori Moment of Peace
Observe a moment of silence to respect those who work to bring peace to our world.
You can also prepare a Montessori peace table, shelf, or tray in your home or classroom in honor of Montessori Education Week. Peace tables and other peace activities are used in many Montessori schools and homeschools.
You’ll find many ideas and resources for Montessori peace activities in my roundup post on Montessori-inspired peace education activities.
You’ll find even more peace ideas and resources in my free peace printables and Montessori-inspired peace activities post.
Have a wonderful – and peaceful – Montessori Education Week!
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