Use your voice to send a positive message into the world! Peaceful protest posters are a powerful form of communication, especially when combined with caring words or drawings and thoughtful actions. So, let’s get to it!

Recycled Cardboard or Poster Board
Pencil · Crayons, Markers, or Paint
Wooden Paint Stick, Cardboard Tube, or a Branch
Glue or Tape

Time: 20 Minutes

Step 1: Think about a what you care about: Is it the environment? Black Lives Matter? Girl Power? Animals? Reading? It can be anything, even a kind word.

  • Create a short, bold sentence that brings attention to your cause. Sketch your words on a poster board.
  • Or, draw a picture! For those peaceful protestors that can’t yet write, a drawing or scribble can communicate a thousand words

Step 2: Decide on COLORS for your poster. Bright and eye-catching? Dark and contrasting?

  • Decorate your sign with crayons, markers, or paint.
  • Remember, there’s no wrong way to make a protest poster!

Step 3: Attach your carboard tube, paint stick, or branch to your poster using glue or tape. Or, just use your hands!

· Proudly display your peaceful protest poster in your front yard, bedroom window, or in a parade.

Keep using your voice to make a positive difference in the world!

Portland Children’s Museum & Opal School to Permanently Close

It is with heavy hearts that we share the Board of Director’s decision on March 25, 2021 to permanently shutter the Museum and Opal School, effective June 30. 2021.

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