There should be no guns in the world.
Suggestions for facilitators to think about
I wonder. .Would the world be more or less peaceful workout guns?
Would no guns mean no violence?
Do guns always mean war?
Can guns be used for good things?
Follow up activities...
Use Tusk Tusk by David McKee as a stimulus for inviting questions and thoughts.
Invite children to play some of the ideas in the story. Before they play ask the children to choose which colour elephant they will be, black or white, and why ?
Observe and record what happens during their storyplay.
Which parts of the story did the children choose to play?
Were there some “elephants” who behaved with more aggression ? If so which group were they in?
Observe any weapon play and reactions to it.
Were there any peace loving “elephants” and what did they do?
Do you think the children stayed in role as “elephants” or did other they play the story as people?
Return to thinking circle
Allow children to share their experiences of playing the story in a community of enquiry.
Look again at their question board responses and ask whether anyone wants to change their original choice and if so why?
Interesting recommended reading for facilitators to think about weapon play.