Service Sparks: Spread Peace - Say Something!

Grade Level: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Act of Kindness
Reading Literature
A Simple Safe Service project from home: Start a movement with your friends to use their voice to spread peace, positive messages, and kindness. The world needs your voice.


Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects!


"The world needs your voice. It doesn't have to be perfect, as long as it's from your heart." These are the opening words from the book, Say Something! by Peter Reynolds. Read this book to your friends and talk about the many ways to make a difference with your words and talents. 



  1. Video record yourself reading the book Say Something! by Peter Reynolds. When you are done reading, challenge your listeners by asking, “What are you ready to say?” 
  2. Use your phone to share your recording with friends and family.  
  3. Call friends and listen carefully to how they feel and what they are thinking about. Say something that shows them you heard, and you care. 
  4. Make a calming box for a friend who is feeling anxious (homemade playdough, fun painted rocks, etc.) Put items in a decorated shoebox that they can use to feel calm. Write a kind note and drop off the box at their house. 
  5. Learn more with a Learning to Give lesson Words Bring Peace (includes directions and ideas for the calming box)

Reflection: Draw yourself with a speech bubble, like in the book. What kind of message do you want to speak? Something brave, peaceful, encouraging, artistic, or something else?  

Explore more Service Sparks projects:


Learning to Give ... 

  • educates youth about philanthropy, the civil society sector, and the importance of giving their time, talent and treasure for the common good (knowledge),
  • equips youth by encouraging philanthropic behavior and experience (skills), and,
  • empowers youth to take voluntary citizen action for the common good in their classrooms, lives and communities (behavior).