ARE YOUR STUDENTS READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

The Peace Crane Project invites every student on the planet to fold an origami crane, write a message of peace on its wings, then exchange it with another student somewhere in the world. The Project builds friendships, strengthens hand-eye coordination and writing skills, teaches geography, exposes students to new languages and cultures, and EMPOWERS YOUTH to make a difference in their community, country, and world. Classrooms, teachers, students, schools, community groups, and individuals are welcome. It’s FREE to participate! We host the project every day of the year. Please join us anytime. 

Here’s How To Join:

  1. SIGN UP
    Signing up subscribes you to our newsletter and exchange list, and allows you to participate. Many exchange cranes around Peace Day, but we host exchanges every day of the year!
  2. CHOOSE AN EXCHANGE PARTNER
    Select an exchange partner from the list sent via email. The list will be sent at least once every day leading up to Peace Day, and at least once per week the rest of the year. Keep an eye out for us in your inbox! When you get the list, please choose two or more exchange partners, in case your first choice does not work out! Send emails to your preferred exchange partners. Ask them if they would like to exchange and tell them a bit about your group.
  3. FOLD YOUR PEACE CRANES get folding guides here
    Want something easier to fold? Try our guides to folding a dove or heart!  We even have coloring pages for the little ones.
  4. SEND A PACKAGE – GET A PACKAGE
    Received confirmation from your exchange partner? Ask for their postal address! Send your artwork and messages to your exchange partner. Wait for their package to arrive! Hot tip! If you don’t have the budget for postage, trade via email – it’s free!
  5. GET YOUR CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
    Send us a photo of your event and we will send you a Certificate of Participation!

ARE YOUR STUDENTS READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

The Peace Crane Project invites every student on the planet to fold an origami crane, write a message of peace on its wings, then exchange it with another student somewhere in the world. The Project builds friendships, strengthens hand-eye coordination and writing skills, teaches geography, exposes students to new languages and cultures, and EMPOWERS YOUTH to make a difference in their community, country, and world. Classrooms, teachers, students, schools, community groups, and individuals are welcome. It’s FREE to participate! We host the project every day of the year. Please join us anytime. 

Here’s How To Join:

  1. SIGN UP
    Signing up subscribes you to our newsletter and exchange list, and allows you to participate. Many exchange cranes around Peace Day, but we host exchanges every day of the year!
  2. CHOOSE AN EXCHANGE PARTNER
    Select an exchange partner from the list sent via email. The list will be sent at least once every day leading up to Peace Day, and at least once per week the rest of the year. Keep an eye out for us in your inbox! When you get the list, please choose two or more exchange partners, in case your first choice does not work out! Send emails to your preferred exchange partners. Ask them if they would like to exchange and tell them a bit about your group.
  3. FOLD YOUR PEACE CRANES get folding guides here
    Want something easier to fold? Try our guides to folding a dove or heart!  We even have coloring pages for the little ones.
  4. SEND A PACKAGE – GET A PACKAGE
    Received confirmation from your exchange partner? Ask for their postal address! Send your artwork and messages to your exchange partner. Wait for their package to arrive! Hot tip! If you don’t have the budget for postage, trade via email – it’s free!
  5. GET YOUR CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
    Send us a photo of your event and we will send you a Certificate of Participation!

PEACE CRANE PROJECT TESTIMONIALS

My students feel empowered to be helping Egyptian students learn English while they learn global collaboration skills. This is an exceptionally valuable student-centered global project!

April Keck-DeGennaro, Ph.D., Gifted Education Specialist, USA

It’s our third year of participation in this project and my students can’t imagine our future without it. We not only exchange paper cranes we also establish bridges between different countries and quite different cultures.

Nelli Porseva, Teacher of English and Vice Principal, Russia

An engaging and enriching experience for our students. We have now made further local connections as a result of the project which we look forward to linking with next year.

Jayne Porter, ESOL and International Team Lead, Scotland

This project has had a positive impact on not only the students but also the teachers at Silver Bay Elementary. Our fourth graders will not soon forget their mission to spread peace and hope to others, to live with a heart filled with love, or their passion to impact change.

Joy Danelson, Teacher, USA

By participating in the project my students have the opportunity to be in contact with children from countries they didn’t even know existed. This opens their minds and helps them understand that there are people who live so far away from us and they also care about Peace. My students learned to respect and accept the differences between people.

Melahrini Papardeli, Teacher, USA

OTHER THINGS WE’RE UP TO

THE COMPLETE STORY OF SADAKO SASAKI – coming soon from Tuttle Publishing!

T-SHIRT CONTEST – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON!

SING-A-LONG

POETRY SLAM

TINY CRANE CONTEST

STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD JOIN US

A BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!