Classroom activities for primary and intermediate students
These activities are suitable for younger students from Years 1 to 8.
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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.
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.
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.
two apples, same size and colour apple template sheet
Bruised and beautiful apples
This activity will help students understand the important aspects and various forms of bullying.
Copy of What is bullying? Wheel (included in the activity sheet)
Be a private detective
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.
the Emotions Alphabet and Describing Emotions worksheets (included in the activity sheet)
The emotions alphabet
This activity helps students understand more about what bullying behaviour is in everyday situations.
pens paper or worksheet (included in the activity sheet)
Is it bullying?
To help students display positive social skills towards each other and develop a sense of a community working together.
felt pens Kindness table (included in the activity sheet)
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.
felt pens pieces of paper scissors
To link students, schools and communities to create a powerful visual statement about uniting against bullying.
paper strips felt pens tape or staples
To help students understand the harmful effects of bullying.
paper strips felt pens
This is a good way to get students to think about how they can be kind and what makes a good friend.
paper strips felt pens
Recipe for kindness
This is a great way to get students to understand what bullying is and ways to respond.
pens School Quiz worksheet (included in the activity sheet)
This activity will help students recognise appropriate and inappropriate behaviours.
Take a step statements (included in the activity sheet)
rope or masking tape
Take a step
This activity encourages students to actively consider what they can do to help prevent bullying in their school environment.
Large ball of wool or string
Web of compliments
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.
scenario (included in the activity sheet)
What can I do?
The role-playing activity helps students to understand the different ways bullying can happen.
scenarios (included in the activity sheet)