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5 Day PEACE Challenge

5 Day PEACE Challenge


a participatory art project





Each one of us has the unique ability to spread PEACE in this world.

Through even the simplest acts of kindness, such as a smile, helping others, and embracing a positive mindset, we can plant seeds of PEACE.

For the “5 Day PEACE Challenge“, I invite you to:

  1. Print the 5 letters of PEACE below, or create your own.
  2. Find a special place: in your yard, your town, or wherever else you are.
  3. Dig a hole and plant one letter a day for 5 days.
  4. Then watch PEACE grow.

If for any reason you are unable to leave your home, you can still enjoy the “5 Day PEACE Challenge” by planting the letters around the inside of your home: beneath the pillows on your bed, couch, or a chair; under a carpet; inside a cupboard, closet, or drawer; on a windowsill; behind a photo or painting on the wall; in a vase or other container; using a houseplant; or simply somewhere else in the rooms of your home.

Please also share your photos of planting the letters on social media, using the hashtag #5dayPEACEchallenge and tag me @JohnSchlimm.

Together, we can INSPIRE many beautiful ripples of PEACE across the world!







My #5dayPEACEchallenge . . .

***Can’t wait to see YOURS!!!***

DAY 1: March 15, 2020

DAY 2: March 16, 2020

DAY 3: March 17, 2020

DAY 4: March 18, 2020

DAY 5: March 19, 2020


John Schlimm

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, advocate, artist, and the award-winning author of 19 books on dogs, memoir, entertaining/cooking, history, how-to, and essays.