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Teach Peace: Books & Activities for Kids

Teach Peace: Books & Activities for Kids

“If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.” Mahatma Gandhi We couldn’t agree more! So we created and curated a variety of activities to teach children about peace and how to spread it wildly: in ourselves, our homes, our community, and the world. Disclosure: This…

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Teach Kindness in Your Classroom

Teach Kindness

Teach kindness in your classroom. Our world needs it now more than ever. Just as you plan for teaching literacy or math, plan for teaching kindness. Not just on one day. Not for one week. Integrate kindness into your curriculum through important discussions, engaging books, and meaningful activities all year long. We’ve got some great…

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Multicultural Books for Back to School

3 Multicultural Books for Back to School

Add a multicultural perspective to your back to school read alouds with these three books and our engaging free activities! Share school experiences of children around the world, develop students’ geographic and cultural awareness, and build a caring and welcoming classroom community. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a…

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The Saint Nicholas Day Snow: Book Review & Free Printable

St. Nicholas Day Snow

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow: Book Review & Free Printable Award-winning author Charlotte Riggle and illustrator R.J. Hughes have teamed up for another holiday children’s book that is both touching and informative. The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is a story about family, friendship, and the St. Nicholas Day traditions of two friends – with interesting historical facts of…

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Pepe Builds a Nest Book Review & Activities

Pepe the Penguin

Pepe Builds a Nest by Theodore Jerome Cohen is a wonderful book to share with young children that deals with the issue of bullying. A conflict between two penguins leads to learning important values and life lessons including honesty, hard work, persistence, standing up for yourself and others, friendship, and forgiveness. Written in rhyme, it makes for a…

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International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

In 2011, the United Nations (UN) declared July 30 to be the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between people, countries, and cultures can inspire peace and build bridges between communities. The day, which is also known as World Friendship Day, encourages involving young people in community activities that include different cultures and promote…

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