Elfins

Water orchestra

Aim : To have fun making music with water
You will need : water, different sized containers
Duration : 30 minutes

We use water in all sorts of ways, and often do not notice the water around us. Water makes many different sounds depending what you do with it.

Fill different containers with varying amounts of water, and blow over the tops to make sounds. Find other ways to make music with water:

Water everywhere

Aim: To appreciate that water is all around us and should be valued.
You will need: A camera.
Duration: Will vary

Chains of debt

Aim: To understand how it feels for countries to be in debt.
You will need: Paper and pens (or blackboard and chalk), strips of coloured paper, stapler/glue.
Duration: 20 minutes

Sharing treats

Aim: To introduce ideas of equality and sharing.
You will need: A treat (cake / bag of sweets / bar of chocolate).
Duration: 10 minutes

North and South

Aim: To look at the basic idea of aid and relate it to your own experience.
You will need: Paper, crayons/coloured pencils, a map or globe (optional), a dictionary (optional).
Duration: 30 minutes

Start a discussion about aid, using the following questions as prompts:

Arguments and making up

Aim: To think about ways of ending arguments and making up.
You will need: Large paper and pens (optional).
Duration: 30-45 minutes

Ask the group to close their eyes and think about a time when someone they knew argued with someone else. Ask them to think about how they felt when that person was quarrelling. Sit in a circle and pass the sentence: 'When I saw someone arguing I felt...'

Each person around the group completes the sentence. Where someone repeats something said before (which will happen) they change places with that person.

Peace Words

Aim: To introduce the theme of conflict and peace.

You will need: List of words (below), large smiley and unhappy face pictures (optional).

Duration: 10 minutes

Introduce the session by explaining that you are going to be learning about conflict and peace. This means times when people are fighting, and times when people are getting on well. Explain that for this game, one end of the room is for all the happy words linked to peace, and the other end is for all the bad words linked to conflict.

Peace Jigsaw

Click on the jigsaw pieces and drag them into the correct places in the puzzle.

Click START below when you are ready to begin. You'll need Adobe Flash to do this activity.

Woodcraft Heritage - Document Detectives

Join MY5's top-team of crack document detectives in this exciting on-line investigation into the Woodcraft Folk's peace education work over the years since 1925.

The needless waste of human life during the FIRST WORLD WAR was one of the things which caused a young man named Leslie Paul to start the Woodcraft Folk. He had been a Scout but had become worried by the way that organization was spending more time marching and less time on WOODCRAFT. He saw another generation of boys been prepared as cannon fodder for the next war.

War Toys Amnesty Pack

Published on Friday October 22 2004
 

This set of materials offers a structured programme for 6 weeks/a half-term. It progresses through a range of activities culminating in a war toys amnesty action with one follow-up session. The action you decide to take depends on you and your group.

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