Peace education is an important part of Montessori education. On Monday, I linked to lots of resources with Montessori peace education inspiration/philosophy: Montessori Inspiration for Martin Luther King Day. Today, I want to share links to peace education activities that can be used throughout the year for peace education and conflict resolution. You’ll find activities for toddlers through elementary level.
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“Educating for Peace: the Essence of Montessori”
The Peaceful Montessori Classroom: Environmental Design, Montessori and Imagination: the Second Plane of Development, and Introducing and Exploring The Five Great Lessons in Montessori Elementary (with additional links within post) from North American Montessori Center
The Top Five Peace Items for the Montessori Classroom by Andrea Coventry at List My 5
Free Elementary Online Albums for Montessori Great Lessons (Helpful for a Peace Education Curriculum)
Lesson ideas and links for the Great Lessons from Miss Barbara
Free albums from Cultivating Dharma
Peace Shelf, Tray, or Table
Adapt your peace education area to the space you have. It can be effective whether it’s a shelf, tray, or table.
Montessori Peace Shelf (my post)
How to Prepare a Montessori Peace Tray (my post)
Peace Table from Mommy Moment (photo at the top of this post)
Peace Table from Montessori Mama
Peace Table for 100 Acts of Kindness from The Work Plan
Montessori Monday – Introducing the Peace Table from Barefoot in Suburbia
Teaching Peace Education with a Peace Table by Andrea Coventry at Bright Hub
Mom, You Need to Invite Dad to the Peace Table…. from Critters and Crayons
Our Peaceful Space from Counting Coconuts
How to Prepare a Peace Corner (my roundup post)
Conflict Resolution for Children – The Peace Rug: A Montessori Method for Resolving Conflicts by Kathy Campanella at Yahoo Voices
Other Peace Activities
Peace Activities (available for purchase) from Montessori Services
Peace Box, Toddler Conflict Resolution, Peace Corner, Affirmation Cards, Classroom Affirmations, Peaceful Feet, Creating a Center-PEACE, Thursday’s Center-PEACE, Making Peace Mandalas, Healing Hugs, and Who Is Missing? from Montessori Mama
A Peaceful Time-Out Alternative (Peace Flowers) from Creekside Learning
Enjoy a Peaceful Classroom With These Peace Art Projects by Andrea Coventry at Bright Hub Education
“Light a Candle for Peace”
UPDATE: My Montessori-Inspired Kindness post has more ideas to promote love and kindness.
Sharing, Turn Taking, and Fairness: A Montessori Perspective from Vibrant Wanderings talks about Montessori-inspired conflict resolution and the peace rose.
Do you have a favorite peace education activity?
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