‘Peace is in Me’ Printables and Hands on Activities for Children

In today’s fast-paced and often chaotic world, it is crucial to teach our children the value of peace. By instilling in them the principles of empathy, understanding, and harmonious interaction from an early age, we are equipping them with essential life skills that will shape their future relationships and their impact on the world. To aid in this endeavor, we are delighted to introduce our new printable resource: Montessori Peace Is In Me 3 part cards, definitions, tracing print and cursive, and independent writing worksheet for students. Designed with the specific goal of promoting peace education, these materials offer a multitude of benefits, from developing vocabulary and writing skills to fostering a sense of calm and empathy.

‘Peace is in me’ 3 part cards, definitions, student worksheets

The Montessori “Peace Is In Me” printable pack is a valuable resource designed for preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 students. This resource can be used to promote peace, cultivate fine motor skills, and foster independent writing abilities.

Introduce the 3-Part Cards. Begin by familiarizing students with the 3-part cards. Engage them in discussions about peace and its meaning, encouraging them to associate the images with the corresponding vocabulary words. This interactive activity develops vocabulary, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills.

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Utilize the tracing exercises to enhance fine motor skills and penmanship. Guide students through tracing the print or cursive letters related to the vocabulary words present on the 3-part cards. This hands-on approach reinforces letter recognition and promotes muscle memory.

Encourage students to express their thoughts and ideas about peace using the independent writing worksheets. Allow them to unleash their creativity and reflect on their personal experiences with peace. This activity facilitates self-expression, critical thinking, and boosts writing confidence.

Preparing the Printable Pack

Print and Laminate. Print out the work mat, cards, tracing exercises, and independent writing worksheets. Laminate them for durability, ensuring they can withstand frequent use. This will help extend the lifespan of the printable pack, allowing multiple students to benefit from it.

Use the pages with control cards as a work mat. This allows teachers and parents to save time and effort when preparing hands-on learning activities for their students.

Pre-K and K students can be invited to work with a set for matching.

Beginner readers can use it to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.

Confident readers can be invited to read definitions and find the corresponding labels and picture cards.

Attach clear velcro dots to the back of the cards for younger students or when doing activities outdoors.

Alternatively, you may decide to cut out control and description cards and store 3-part cards in a traditional Montessori way.

Organize Materials: Arrange materials on your work shelves. Sort the materials into separate sets, making it easier for students to navigate through the activities. Use labeled pouches or folders to store each set of cards, handwriting sheets, and worksheets.

Benefits of the Printable Pack

Encourages Peace Education: The Montessori “Peace Is In Me” printable pack brings the concept of peace into the classroom, nurturing a peaceful environment and fostering harmony amongst students. It cultivates understanding, empathy, and tolerance by exploring the concept of peace as a core value.

Enhances Fine Motor Skills: The tracing exercises in both print and cursive enable students to refine their fine motor skills. By manipulating a writing utensil and tracing letters, they develop hand-eye coordination, finger strength, and dexterity.

Boosts Writing Skills: The independent writing worksheets offer a platform for students to articulate their thoughts effectively. It stimulates creativity, expands vocabulary, and encourages originality while strengthening foundational writing skills like grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

Hands-on Activities to Help promote peace in the Montessori classroom

By incorporating these hands-on activities into the Montessori classroom, children can develop life skills that will benefit them beyond their time in school. These activities encourage peaceful interactions, empathy, respect, and cooperation – all essential components of a harmonious and peaceful classroom environment.

Peace table: Set up a designated area in the classroom where students can go to resolve conflicts peacefully. Provide materials such as a peace basket, peace rose, or a peace jar that they can use to communicate their feelings and reach a peaceful resolution.

Peace garden: Create a mini-garden in the classroom or even outside, where students can tend to plants, flowers, or herbs. This activity fosters care for the environment, promotes a sense of responsibility, and teaches children the importance of nurturing and respecting all living beings.

Peace crafts: Engage students in art projects that focus on the theme of peace. For example, they can create peace doves using paper, peace bracelets using colorful beads, or peace flags using fabric and paint. These activities encourage creativity, cooperation, and reflection on the concept of peace.

Peace circle time: Introduce a weekly or monthly peace circle where students gather together to express their thoughts, share their feelings, and discuss topics related to peace. These circle times can be guided by a peace-related book or story, fostering empathy, active listening, and respect for one another’s perspectives.

Peace corner: Set up a peaceful reading nook or cozy corner within the classroom. Fill it with books, posters, and calming materials that promote peace, mindfulness, and kindness. Students can practice quiet time, and meditation, or engage in peaceful reading activities whenever they need a moment of reflection.

Collaborative peace projects: Assign students group projects that encourage collaboration and teamwork while promoting peace. For example, they can create a peace quilt, a mural depicting scenes of peace, or a collaborative art piece focusing on harmony. These activities provide opportunities for mutual understanding, compromise, and respect for diverse ideas.

Peace walker: Set up a walking meditation activity where students take turns walking a labyrinth or a peace path. This activity helps children develop inner peace, mindfulness, and patience while promoting a sense of calm and serenity within the classroom.

In addition to the 3-part cards, this printable product also provides tracing and independent writing exercises for both print and cursive writing. This enables students to practice and enhance their penmanship skills, fostering a foundation for confident and expressive writing. The tracing component includes engaging illustrations that resonate with children, making the learning process enjoyable and stimulating.

This printable also contains an independent writing worksheet. These worksheets encourage children to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings about peace through independent writing. This not only enhances their writing abilities but also allows them to reflect upon the importance of peace in their lives and the world around them.

Use the pages with control cards as a work mat. This allows teachers and parents to save time and effort when preparing hands-on learning activities for their students.
Pre-K and K students can be invited to work with a set for matching.
Beginner readers can use it to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.
Attach clear velcro dots to the back of the cards for younger students or when doing activities outdoors.
Alternatively, you may decide to cut out control and description cards and store 3-part cards in a traditional Montessori way.

Here is what’s included:
Working mat with 8 pictures
Picture cards x 8
Label cards x 8
Working mat with 8 definitions
Working mat with 8 definitions minus the keyword
Black and white student worksheets x 3 (scrips, print and independent writing)
‘Peace in is me’ worksheet
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There are many various ways you can use this resource in your classroom:

vocabulary wall
display cards
memory game
matching activity
3 part cards
in combination with the moveable alphabet

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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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