In celebration of National Peace Day on September 21st, your child can create a colorful peace collage, using magazine clippings and colorful pieces of paper. Along with honing fine motor skills, he’ll learn more about the concept of peace and harmony.
What You Do:
- Start by discussing with your child what peace means to him. He can create a list of all the words that pop into his head to use later with his collage.
- Now he can go on a scavenger hunt around the house for all those magazines and newspapers hiding in the corners of the house. He can begin searching through them for peaceful images and any of the words he had added to his list.
- Offer your child a pair of scissors and encourage him to cut out what he finds.
- Once he’s cut lots of pictures and words, your child can begin the arrangement of the peace collage on a larger sheet of white paper. Along with using some glue to secure the cut papers, he can think about arrangement and design, challenging his creativity!
- Encourage your child to keep working until his peace collage is complete and his entire paper is covered.
Help your child find a peaceful spot to put his finished collage, reminding everyone how important peace really is.
Did you know:
World Peace Day occurs annually on September 21? It was originated in 1981 with hopes of promoting and strengthening the concept of peace and acceptance.
Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.