Preschool Peace Curriculum

Reference Materials

Brick, Lynne, ed. Doctor Seuss for First-Day Schools. Religious Education Committee, 1989. (contains lesson plans for eighteen Dr. Seuss stories)

Butler, Susan. Non-Competitive Games for People of All Ages. Bethany House Publishers, 1986. (some of these games may be too complicated for younger children, but many will work well for preschoolers)

Condon, Camy and James McGinnis. Puppets for Peace. Institute for Peace and Justice, 1984. (contains hand puppet shows, fingerplays, and follow-up activities)

Dutton, Merril. Obadiah, Four Lessons for First-Day Schools. Religious Education Committee.(contains a lesson plan for each of the four books written by Brinton Turkle about the little Quaker boy, Obadiah)

Fry-Miller, Kathleen, Judith Myers-Walls, and Janet Domer-Shank. Peaceworks: Young Peacemakers Project Book II. Brethren Press, 1989. (contains activities for ages 3-10 in three sections: Fun with Nature, Fun with Toys, and Fun with People)

Fry-Miller, Kathleen and Judith Myers-Walls. Young Peacemakers Project Book. Brethren Press, 1988. (contains a wide variety of activities for ages 3-10)

Judson, Stephanie. A Manual on Nonviolence and Children. New Society Publishers, 1977. (includes For the Fun of It! Selected Cooperative Games for Children and Adults)

Krieder, William J. Creative Conflict Resolution: More than 200 Activities for Keeping Peace in the Classroom. Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1984. (activities for K-6)

MacGregor, Cynthia. Night-Night: Setle-Down Activities for Easy Bedtimes. Conari Press. Berkekley, California, 2001.

Masheder, Mildred. Let's Co-operate. Peace Education Project, 1986. (contains activities and ideas for parents and teachers of young children)

Office on Global Education. Make a World of Difference: Creative Activities for Global Learning. Office on Global Education, 1989. (a wonderful resource -- contains great activities for all ages)

Park, Mary Joan. Peacemaking for Little Friends: Tips, Lessons, and Resources for Parents and Teachers. Little Friends for Peace, 1985. (ages 4-12)

Sheehan, Kathryn and Mary Waidner. Earth Child: Games, Stories, Activities, Experiments,and Ideas About Living Lightly on Planet Earth. Council Oak Books, 1991.

Trichel, Madeline Glynn and JoDee Davis. A Guide to Teaching Peacemaking. The Interfaith Center for Peace, 1988.


The Children's Television Resource and Education Center, Getting Along: A Fun-Filled Set of Stories, Songs, and Activities to Help Kids Work and Play Together. (has book to accompany the cassette)

Cheryl Warren Mattox, Shake It to the One the You Love the Best: Play Songs and Lullabies from Black Music Traditions. (has book to accompany cassette)

Marlo Thomas and Friends, Free to Be You and Me. (goes with the book Free to Be You and Me, edited by Francine Klagsbrun)

Mennonite Central Committee, I Can Make Peace. (stories and songs for children about making peace)

Music for Little People, Peace is the World Smiling.

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