Home » Teachers »

Pinwheels for Peace

Imagine – Whirled Peace!

Every child – and adult – loves pinwheels! A great activity to help children learn what peace is or think about what peace means to them is to have your class make Peace Pinwheels. The Pinwheels for Peace Project was started by two Art teachers in Florida and has spread to millions of teachers, parents, children, and adults worldwide. This year hundreds of students will be making pinwheels in honor of the International Day of Peace.

Pinwheels can be made from copy paper or lightweight plastic. On one side of the pinwheel template, have your students write their thoughts about peace/conflict/tolerance/diversity in the form of prose, poetry, or even a haiku. On the other side, have your students visually represent what these ideas mean to them. The stick of the pinwheel can be a pencil or even a plastic straw. When your students’ pinwheels are done, plant them in front of your school for all to enjoy!

Based on the Pinwheels for Peace Project – templates are also available at:

Source: Pinwheels for Peace Project - www.pinwheelsforpeace.com

Recommended to calendar by: Lisa Hershman

CRE Calendar Usage: 1st Edition