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Portals Projects - Pursue Peace!

Welcome to Portals Projects! Each week we share projects that foster community building, creative thinking, problem-solving and character development. Invite your student(s) to pick a project that interests them to work on for a day or a week. Encourage them to share their plans, products or performances with the Portals community so we can all celebrate and grow together.

Week 13 - Peace

Romans 14:19 So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

Portals Peace Prize

Who in your community reflects the peace of Christ and has demonstrated goodwill to everyone? Design a Portals Peace Prize medal and diploma. Then write a nomination for the person in your community who you think is deserving of the 2023 Portals Peace prize.

Predator vs Prey to Perfect Pals

Create an artwork depicting a predator animal and prey animal as you imagine them before sin, violence and death entered the world or when God makes all things new.

Perfectly at Peace

Challenge: Balance a paper dove on your finger for as long as you can and through as many challenges as you can.

Materials: white printing paper for paper dove (watch video for folding instructions)

Time: 30 minutes


A. 10 points if you make a paper dove

B. 15 points if you it successfully balances on your finger for 5 seconds

C. Up to 15 points for any activities you complete while continuing to balance your dove (walking, turning, moving up and down, etc).

Bully to Bestie

This kid in my neighborhood keeps trying to pick a fight with me. I try to ignore them, but they go out of their way to be mean to me. What can I do?

Solution criteria

  • Something I can do on my own

  • Something that is not mean

Swords to Plowshares

Imagine you are an explorer and you have discovered a new land. Your team is staying with some of the locals when a conflict breaks out between two families and it looks like it may turn violent. Build models of any conflict tools and reenact the conflict and resolution. It can be as realistic or fantastical as you want.

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