Bullying is a serious problem and can happen anywhere. To be bullied includes enduring teasing, mocking, verbal intimidation, having rumors spread, being tripped, hit and pushed on a repeated basis. It can happen in person, on the web, and by text message. The self esteem of a person who is bullied takes an emotional toll, as well as affecting a child's academic performance. Bullying is harmful and not acceptable behavior.
This activity is a building block to promote individuality and togetherness. Cut poster board into individual puzzle shaped pieces. Each child will need a puzzle piece. With clippings from magazines and/or drawing with crayons or colored pencils, create a puzzle piece about you. It can include your interests, things you enjoy, sports you play... Everyone is an individual, but as the pieces come together to form a whole, it represents the importance of everyone in the family or classroom.