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I am trying to pull together some peace activities and possibly a peace walk for kids in time for the UN International Day of Peace.
I am looking for a cd or two that has peace songs appropriate for young kids (ages 3 - 11) to play during our activities.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
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my daughter's class sang a fantastic song for her 4th grade concert, they learned it in spanish & it was called "los ninos por la paz" it has a great catch-y tune & it lyrics are great!
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Peter, Paul and Mary are great and are very kid-friendly. They play lots of other songwriters' music. Their "best of" 2 CD set has many pro-peace songs.

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Well, I'm a little late now, but the singer/songwriter Betsy Rose has some songs about peace. We have her CD Seeds of Peace and the song Seeds of Peace starts
I am planting a seed of peace, a seed of peace on Earth
Peace in my heart, that's where it starts
I am planting a seed of peace


You can buy some of her songs in iTunes or find out more on her website: http://www.betsyrosemusic.org/ I think the song I am referring to is actually on the Calm Down Boogie CD, which is sold on iTunes as well.
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Errrr.... the first song we played for DS when he was born was "Imagine" by John Lennon. I know it wasn't written for children but I don't find it to be inappropriate for kids either.
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I am trying to pull together some peace activities and possibly a peace walk for kids in time for the UN International Day of Peace.
I am looking for a cd or two that has peace songs appropriate for young kids (ages 3 - 11) to play during our activities.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
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I got this one for a kids peace project. It has some really cute songs.
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Raffi, has a very sweet song, though I have no clue what the name of the song is, which is basically just a list of names of children from all over the world and the countries they live in ... "Ahmed lives in Egypt, Moshe lives in Israel, Bruce lives in Australia ..."


Here's more Raffi songs of peace. "Salaam/Shalom" is kind of situation specific, but it's still pretty universal. You could change the lyrics if you wanted it to be more general than Israeli/Palestinian conflict specific. And here are the lyrics. Same with the song "Mandela" (at the same link).


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John McCutcheon has some songs for children that are very peace minded.
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Carol Johnson has lots of beautiful songs about Peace for kids:

http://www.caroljohnsonmusic.com/products.shtml
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Red Grammer's cd "Teaching Peace" is FABULOUS!!!!!! Every song is amazing. I promise you will love it! "We're All in This Together" is super catchy and fun; really they are all just fantastic.

I also love his cd "Hello World"; they are both really must haves for every classroom and home with kids IMO.

He is also fabulous live if you get a chance to see him.

www.redgrammer.com
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Raffi, has a very sweet song, though I have no clue what the name of the song is, which is basically just a list of names of children from all over the world and the countries they live in ... "Ahmed lives in Egypt, Moshe lives in Israel, Bruce lives in Australia ..."
It's called "Like Me and You".

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