This quick and simple activity is a powerful way to demonstrate the lasting and damaging effects of bullying to students. This activity generates deep, meaningful discussion in a class, and can easily be adapted for any grade or ability level.
Free: During this activity, I gave each student a heart to hold. I read the book Chrysanthemum out loud to them. Each time they heard a student in the story bullying and not using nice words they wrinkled the heart a little. At the end we tried to smooth out the heart.
Abby Baur This idea is a great way to talk about bullying in the classroom. The students will have to come up with their own ideas on how to prevent bullying. It will increase their knowledge and get them thinking about bullying.