Grade: 3-5
Subject: other

#953. Stopping Bullies in a Positive Way

other, level: 3-5
Posted Sat Feb 21 11:27:36 PST 2009 by Lea Putnam (Lea Putnam).
Asheville, North Carolina
Materials Required: Poster boards, crayons, markers
Activity Time: 45 minutes or longer if needed
Concepts Taught: Identify bullies and learn how to stop a bully in a positive way

Ask the students the following questions and have a class discussion about each.
1. What is a bully? Someone who hurts another person on purpose by using mean
words, physically harming the person, or damaging their property. Examples are hitting, kicking, pushing, shoving, making someone do something they do not want, threats, name calling, saying bad things behind persons back, making someone feel unsafe or scared, leaving them out of games, making them feel that they are not important.
2. Present a couple of scenarios about bullies.
3. How does it make you feel when someone bullies you?
4. What can you do if someone bullies you? Put answers on board
5. How can you help someone else who is being bullied? Put answers on board

Give each student a poster board, markers and crayons. Ask them to invent their own
superhero who deals with bullies in a positive way. Students can be as creative as they
like in making their posters. Be sure that they list on the poster some of the ways to stop
bullies in a positive way (examples: ignore bully, strength in numbers, stand up to the
bully without fighting, use humor, talk to an adult).

Students may be given several days to complete the poster then have a poster contest
between the 4th and 5th grade classes. Place the posters around your school to show you
are a bully free campus.