Classroom activities for primary and intermediate students

These activities are suitable for younger students from Years 1 to 8.

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Classroom posters for primary and intermediate

Use this set of 4 posters to help your students understand what bullying is and what they can do if they're being bullied or see it happening.

Each poster includes a space for students and staff to add what they do at their school to be a Bullying-Free NZ school. Posters are laminated so that if you use a whiteboard marker pen, you can wipe and reuse the resource.

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Classroom posters for primary and intermediate [set of 4]

Use this set of four posters to help students understand what bullying is and what they can do about it. Include spaces to add what you can do at your school.

Bruised and beautiful apples

A powerful way to effectively illustrate the harmful effects of bullying that gets students talking about the pain our words may cause on the inside. Shared by Rosie Dutton, a teacher form Birmingham, UK.

Materials

apples two apples, same size and colour    apple template sheet  apple template sheet

 

Be a private detective

This activity will help students understand the important aspects and various forms of bullying.

Materials

what is bullying wheelCopy of What is bullying? Wheel (included in the activity sheet)

The Emotions Alphabet

To notice and understand the emotions of others. Having a wide range of emotion words helps children understand their own feelings and other people’s feelings.

Materials

 worksheets worksheetthe Emotions Alphabet and Describing Emotions worksheets (included in the activity sheet) 

felt penspens

Is it bullying?

This activity helps students understand more about what bullying behaviour is in everyday situations.

Materials

felt penspens     paper sheetspaper or worksheet (included in the activity sheet)

Kindness challenge

To help students display positive social skills towards each other and develop a sense of a community working together.

Materials

felt pensfelt pens   table Kindness table (included in the activity sheet)

Manaaki

It's important students know that they are not alone if they're experiencing bullying. This activity is designed to help students think about who they can turn to if they need to talk about bullying.

Materials

felt pensfelt pens     paper sheetspieces of paper    scissors scissors

Paper chains

To link students, schools and communities to create a powerful visual statement about uniting against bullying.

Materials

paper stripspaper strips     felt pensfelt pens    tape tape or staples

Paper scrunch

To help students understand the harmful effects of bullying.

Materials

paper stripspaper strips     felt pensfelt pens

Recipe for kindness

This is a good way to get students to think about how they can be kind and what makes a good friend.

Materials

paperpaper strips     felt pensfelt pens

School quiz

This is a great way to get students to understand what bullying is and ways to respond.

Materials

felt penspens    quiz sheet School Quiz worksheet (included in the activity sheet)

Take a step

This activity will help students recognise appropriate and inappropriate behaviours.

Materials

statements Take a step statements (included in the activity sheet) rope rope or masking tape

Web of compliments

This activity encourages students to actively consider what they can do to help prevent bullying in their school environment.

Materials

woolLarge ball of wool or string

What can I do?

This activity will help develop students' understanding of the role of the bystander in bullying. It also explores why students should report any bullying behaviour they are aware of rather than ignoring it.

Materials

 worksheets scenario (included in the activity sheet) 

felt penspens paper paper

What if?

The role-playing activity helps students to understand the different ways bullying can happen.

Materials

scenario scenarios (included in the activity sheet) 

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