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Words for Peace Remembrance Day Activity

How will you reflect on war and peace this Remembrance Day? Our paper craft activity invites you to learn the words for peace in the commonly spoken languages other than English in Victoria.

Decorate a collection of global peace emblems. All you will need is:

  • Some thick card
  • Coloured paper
  • Colouring pencils or markers
  • Scissors
  • String

Create a beautiful display at your home, or mail them to the Shrine and we will hang them on our courtyard olive tree, planted fifty years ago as a living symbol of peace and remembrance.

You can drop off or post your craft to the Shrine by Friday 28 October to ensure it reaches us in time for Remembrance Day.

Education Team
Shrine of Remembrance
GPO Box 1603 Melbourne
Victoria 3001

How to make:

Words for Peace Remembrance Day activity
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Download global peace emblems for decorating
  • Print images onto thick paper
  • Paste your chosen image onto coloured backing paper
  • Write your chosen word for peace onto the ribbon. Use your best font!
  • Colour in and cut out
  • Make a small hole at the top and thread string
  • Hang from a tree at home, at school, or send them to us at the Shrine
  • Take a photo and tag us on social media #wordsforpeace

Peace in the eleven Victorian community languages:

Language Word
Mandarin 和平 (say: hépíng)
Italian pace (say: pahchay)
Greek eιρήνη (say: eiríni)
Vietnamese hòa bình (say: ha bing)
Arabic salam
Cantonese 安 (say: Ān)
Punjabi ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ (say: shantih)
Hindi शांति (say: shaanti)
Sinhalese සාමය (say: samaya)
Spanish paz
Turkish barış (say: barish)