I can follow Jesus by being a peacemaker
for younger children

(Friend Apr 2004 Suggestion # 5)

Read aloud Matthew 5:9.
Explain what a peacemaker is and how we can be peacemakers in our homes.
Let the children act out some things they would do if Jesus were visiting their homes.

Prepare some case studies (see TNGC, 16162) that give children opportunities to choose to be peacemakers, and place them in a box.
Make the box look like a home. For the door, make a rectangle with a smiling face on one side and a frowning face on the other (see Primary 2 manual, lesson 22).
Let the children choose one of the studies out of the box and act it out.
While they are acting, have the frowning face show until they act out being a peacemaker; then turn the door around to show the smiling face.

Sing "Smiles" (p. 267).