Ideas to work in the classroom on the Day of Nonviolence and Peace

How to work in an original way on Peace Day?

On January 30, the International Day of Peace and Non-Violence is celebrated and we want to inspire you so that you can work on the subject in the classroom in a beautiful, fun way and with lots of ideas.

This day marks the anniversary of the death of the natural and spiritual leader of India, Mahatma Ghandi, who led a movement of non-violent struggle against the rape, abuse and discrimination to which the population of India was subjected .

The celebration of this date arises thanks to an education project by the Spanish Llorenc Vidal that was recognized by the UN, thus, since 1964, every January 30 we celebrate the school day of Non-Violence and Peace.

The objective of this celebration is to remember and rescue values such as tolerance, solidarity and fundamental respect for Human Rights. That is why schools and colleges become centers of peace from where activities are promoted that allow us to achieve the goals of an education full of values.

To promote peace and not violence we have drawn up a list of different activities that can help you to work this day in schools.

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Things we can do at school in the week of Peace

  • Stories

Capturing the attention of the little ones is the most important thing, with the aim that they can capture the message and be multipliers of it. The stories are a way to reach the hearts and minds of children in a didactic and fun way.

  • Poems and Stories

Sometimes children tend to pay more attention when they are the protagonists themselves, so it can also be interesting to motivate them to develop their own stories and poetry about peace so that they feel involved with the subject.

  • Murals

Murals are often essential to exploit children’s creativity, and even more so if they are related to peace. Using and decorating the class with murals is a good way to inspire the little ones a creative way to express the importance of peace.

  • Make the word peace

With the help of the other classes, the whole school could write the word peace with their bodies. This activity will encourage organization and will be very showy. In addition, not only can it be worked with the word peace, but it could also be done with the symbol of peace or with a white dove.

  • Dramatizations

One of the funniest ways for children to learn are dramatizations, since in them everyone is given participation and we make them more active agents of the message of peace.


As we can see, each of the activities has its purpose and its strategies, and the idea is to make it as less tedious as possible so that our little ones, in a fun and didactic way , work the school day of non-violence and peace and arrive to understand the importance of your message and purpose.

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