SDG Glasses

We discovered the idea for this amazing kids’ (or kid-at-heart) craft in a blog post on Our Global Classroom. We created a PDF from the image they provided, and invite you to download it, here.

The blog also suggested making short videos, wearing the glasses, and describing your vision for what 2030 could look like if we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. If you do make a video, please let us know by posting on Facebook, or Twitter, using #PeaceDayton.

 

Peace Please Sign

In 2015, local photographer Andy Snow and Peace Dayton facilitator Fred Arment scanned Dayton’s Courthouse Square for smiles and diversity — and came up with many, many great examples. The photo shoot resulted in about 100 photos using “Peace Please,” “Dayton: City of Peace,” and “Peace Now!” placards. The latest iteration is this DO IT YOURSELF “Peace Please” placard. Just print, do a photo with your favorite smile, and upload to social media – preferably using hashtags like #PeaceDayton and #PeacePlease. If you’d like to share your image with us, you can do so via Facebook (facebook.com/peacedayton/) or Twitter (@PeaceDayDayton).

Download the PDF here: Peace Please Sign

Horton Hears a Who Play

A family favorite, Peace Dayton presents Horton! Horton Hears a Who! is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and was published in 1954 by Random House.

It is the second Dr. Seuss book to feature Horton the Elephant, the first being Horton Hatches the Egg. The Whos would later make a reappearance in How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Horton Hears a Who Play.

 

The Sneetches Play

The Sneetches and Other Stories is a collection of stories by American author Dr. Seuss, published in 1953. It is composed of four separate stories with themes of tolerance, diversity, and compromise: “The Sneetches”, “The Zax”, “Too Many Daves”, and “What Was I Scared Of?”. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.” In 2012 it was ranked number 63 among the “Top 100 Picture Books” in a survey published by School Library Journal – the fifth of five Dr. Seuss books on the list.

The first two stories in the book (“The Sneetches” and “The Zax”) were later adapted, along with Green Eggs and Ham, into 1973’s animated TV musical special Dr. Seuss on the Loose: The Sneetches, The Zax, Green Eggs and Ham with Hans Conried voicing both Zaxes and Paul Winchell and Bob Holt voicing the Sneetches and Sylvester McMonkey McBean respectively.

The Sneetches Play.

 

Yertle the Turtle Play

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories is a picture book collection by Theodor Seuss Geisel, published under his more commonly known pseudonym of Dr. Seuss. It was first released by Random House Books on April 12, 1958, and is written in Seuss’s trademark style, using a type of meter called anapestic tetrameter. Though it contains three short stories, it is mostly known for its first story, “Yertle the Turtle”, in which the eponymous Yertle, king of the pond, stands on his subjects in an attempt to reach higher than the moon—until the bottom turtle burps and he falls into the mud, ending his rule… Yertle the Turtle Play.