Toy Trade-Ins are fun-filled events where children bring in
their violent toys in exchange for nonviolent toys or coupons for toys and
These events often contain an educational component for parents
and children as well as an entertainment component to foster a festival-like
Ideally, the event culminates in the creation of a Peace
Sculpture made from the violent toys so the children can see a physical
transformation of the violent toys into a symbol of peace.
Lion & Lamb has developed an easy-to-use guide called Toys
for Peace: A How to Guide for Organizing Violent Toy Trade-Ins. You can
read excerpts from this guide to inspire you to
organize your own Toy Trade-In.