Idea Bank

This is a page for brainstorming ideas.

cropped-PeaceWeek_logo2.jpgPeace Week activities can run the gamut from displaying a Peace Week Delaware banner at your school, workplace, or place of worship to creating an event of your own. We’re here to help you create peace.

This page is interactive.

Does one of these ideas spark another thought in you? Email it to ideas@peaceweekdelaware.org and we’ll post it on this page.

We’re specifically interested in

  • Peace-related books
    Peace-related movies
    Peace-related “Quotes of the Day”
    Art projects for the peace march
    Memes and other viral phenomena

cropped-PeaceWeek_logo2.jpgJoin us: Bring your ideas to the Peace Week Workshop on June 13 at First Unitarian Church. Click here for details.

 

 

IDEAS FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE
  • Put blue lights in fountains and front doors/porches all week
FOR SCHOOLS, SCHOOL CLUBS, AND ORGANIZATIONS
  • Student assembly focused on peace and non-violence, including songs about peace
  • Read and discuss a peace-related book
  • Create a “peace graffiti” wall – line a brick wall with white or brown paper, add brick lines and ask student, teachers and parents to write a peaceful message in each brick
  • Review local newspapers to find examples of kindness or lack of kindness – create a collage of pictures and words that demonstrate a kind and safe environment
  • Include articles on kindness in school newsletters
  • Design a bulletin board on peaceful behaviors – post images of peace, peace-related quotations, “peace heroes” (e.g., Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, etc.)
  • Ask the Librarian to collect and display books and other print and non-print materials on peace and kindness – novels, picture books, recordings, videos, non-fictions books, and periodicals
  • Create a “Thoughtful Deeds Tree” – each time a student demonstrates kindness, post a leaf with the student’s name and action of kindness
  • Have a “Peace Day” where students do face-painting, wear blue and white ribbons, wear peace-related tee-shirts, make peace-related bracelets or key chains
  • Give each student a “Peace Passport” (e.g., a small blue notebook decorated with the Peace Week Delaware logo to carry with them all week; others write peace-related messages in the notebook or a note of thanks when the student does an act of kindness; students share their notebooks on Friday of Peace Week
  • Hang signs or banners in the school promoting Peace Week Delaware, using the Peace Week Delaware logo 
  • Include a peace-related “Quote of the Day” in school announcements
  • Show films on peace themes
  • Hold a “day of community service” within peace week, focusing on a neighborhood need
FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
  • Hang banners promoting Peace Week Delaware, using the Peace Week Delaware logo
  • Service organizations / sororities / fraternities distribute (and wear) peace-related buttons, with Peace Week Delaware logo
  • Hang Peace Week Delaware posters in buildings
  • Show films on peace themes
FOR COMMUNITY AND CIVIC GROUPS
(Neighborhood associations, culture clubs, service organizations, book clubs, etc.)
  • Have a peace-related speaker at your meeting and welcome the public
  • Hold a public peace-related event with a film on peace topic
  • Hang banners promoting Peace Week Delaware, using the Peace Week Delaware logo
  • Put blue lights in fountains and front doors/porches all week
FOR BUSINESSES
  • Hold a moment of silence once a day in restaurants and bars, e.g., at noon, at 8 pm, etc.
  • Hang banners promoting Peace Week Delaware, using the Peace Week Delaware logo
  • Distribute peace-related buttons with Peace Week Delaware logo and encourage employees to wear them
  • Include peace messages, using Peace Week Delaware logo, on electronic signs
  • Hang Peace Week Delaware posters in buildings using Peace Week Delaware logo
GOVERNMENT
  • Hang banners promoting Peace Week Delaware, using the Peace Week Delaware logo
  • Distribute peace-related buttons with Peace Week Delaware logo and encourage employees to wear them
  • Delaware Laureate writes a 2016 Peace Poem
  • Hang Peace Week Delaware posters in buildings
FOR CHURCHES, MOSQUES, SYNAGOGUES, OTHER FAITH ORGANIZATIONS
  • Focus services on peace-related themes during Peace Week
  • Establish a Peace Committee to carry on the work of Peace Week Delaware after September
  • Read 2016 Peace Poem written by Delaware Poet Laureate at services
  • Hang Peace Week Delaware posters
 FOR HEALTH-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
  • Hang banners promoting Peace Week Delaware, using the Peace Week Delaware logo
  • Distribute peace-related buttons with Peace Week Delaware logo and encourage employees to wear them
  • Put blue lights in fountains and front doors/porches all week
  • Include information and articles on peace in newsletters and announcements; use peace-related “Quote of the Day”
  • Hang Peace Week Delaware posters in buildings
  • Include peace messages such as peace-related “Quote of the Day,” using Peace Week Delaware logo on electronic signs

 

Sept. 17-24, 2017