Green Festival attendees are invited to celebrate International Peace Day this Saturday at 12 noon in the Green Kids Zone. Participants will join in a worldwide Peace Wave at the start of this fun program by Tender Sapling that includes a little yoga, a little storytelling, a little origami, and a lot of fun.
Kids and the young at heart will engage their minds, hearts, and bodies to practice peace and create a symbol of peace to take with them. Kids will like that the origami craft will be led by a 10-year-old boy who will walk peacemakers through the steps to transform a square sheet of paper into an elegant crane – a Peace Crane. A simpler craft will be available for smaller hands. Messages will then be written on the peace symbols, to send wishes for peace out into the world. Plus, attendees will be offered complimentary “Love all the World” temporary tattoos and stickers, which feature Tender Sapling’s original take on the continents as interconnected hearts.
Enthusiastic origamists of all ages are invited to fold and donate additional Peace Cranes throughout the weekend-long Green Festival as a contribution to the Children’s Peace Monument in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, where some 10 million cranes are offered each year by people the world over. Tender Sapling will collect these cranes at their booth (#743) next to the Green Kids Zone.
This interactive peace program was designed especially for the 2013 Green Festival DC by Tender Sapling – Charlottesville, Va, creators of fun, inspired, eco-friendly products and resources for kids and the young at heart. The peace program captures Tender Sapling’s motto “Have Fun. Grow Noble.” What does it mean to grow noble? Tender Sapling’s co-founders and parents of three children define it as cultivating virtues, world citizenship, and environmental stewardship. In other words, when a child is working hard on his or her patience, learning to love a new cuisine, or planting a tree, he is developing his or her innate nobility.
What do people have to say about Tender Sapling? Nationally acclaimed author of Growing Up Global, Homa Tavangar finds Tender Sapling’s creators ”two of the most sincere, creative, thoughtful parents striving to raise global citizens that I have ever met. They have started a lovely new website and product line called Tender Sapling, with the tag line “have fun, grow noble.” Global citizenship is one of their core values, and they came out with a terrific global gift guide with 50 (!) suggestions.”
Bloggers who focus on creative ways to raise kids also appreciate Tender Sapling’s meaningful take on products for kids. Leanna, creator of All Done Monkey, wrote in her review of Tender Sapling:
“Are you looking for eco-friendly products for your kids? Would you like to purchase from a company that helps your children find the nobility within? Then you should visit Tender Sapling, a relatively new endeavor that is already making a big impression… I personally love the activity tags that accompany the clothing items, with suggested ways that families explore the item’s theme, such as a seed-sprouting activity.”
Green Festival goers who visit Tender Sapling’s booth (#743) will have a chance to play games, win prizes, and check out their original designs and products, some of which are exclusively being previewed at the Green Festival. Their current product line includes organic cotton clothing for baby to adult, a new maternity tee, canvas bags, stationery, wall art, and fun treats kids love – tattoos and stickers with their signature uplifting images.
If you are wondering what else the Green Festival offers for families, Tender Sapling’s founders reviewed it as fun and educational for the whole family after attending last year’s festival with their kids. Read those posts here and here.
Event: Peace Day Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Green Kids Zone at the Green Festival
DC Convention Center