Anti Bullying Crafts to Start the Discussion about Bullying

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If you’re wondering how to talk about bullying to kids, check out this anti-bullying craft. It’s a great ice breaker to get the conversation started. One of the first difficult conversations I had with my children was about bullying. I don’t know why some kids bully other kids. I don’t have all of the answers or solutions to eliminating this horrible problem. So, what I can share with you is how important talking to your child about bullying is.

Anti Bullying Crafts to Start the Discussion about Bullying

How to Talk About Bullying to Kids

If you’re wondering how to talk about bullying to kids, ideally, you should talk to your child before they are bullied or before they bully someone else.  Teach them to accept people even when they are different.  Teach them to be kind and care about how other people feel.  The most important thing is to simply get that conversation started. So, I know it’s not an easy subject to bring up.  Believe me, it’s easier to discuss with them before the problem happens.

Both of my children were bullied at school.  Both were just “different” enough from the other kids that they were picked on.  My kids are adults now and bullying wasn’t really as common a topic as it is today.  Now, October is National Bullying Prevention Month and there are assemblies and activities all over to encourage people to talk about this problem.

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Anti Bullying Crafts

So, there are a lot of different types of anti-bullying crafts depending on how old your child is. I’ve broken them down by age group to make it easier for you to find them. And, you can scroll to the end to see the directions to my the anti-bullying craft that I made with my kids. 

Anti bullying crafts for preschool

Bullying can be difficult for younger children to understand. Instead, focus on how your child can be a good friend. This Friendship Wreath by Preschool Playbook is an easy craft that even a very young child can do.

This Caring Chain is a wonderful visual that can be created by any child from preschool all the way up to teenagers. Get the simple directions here.

little girl wearing a pink hat crying

Anti bullying crafts for elementary school

This Say No To Bullying Ribbon by Our Family World is a simple craft that can be done very inexpensively. You should be able to find all of the materials at the dollar store if you don’t have them at home already.

Or, try this Wrinkled Heart Craft by Proud to be Primary. You’ll also find lots of information on how to teach your child empathy. That can be a tough lesson for younger kids to understand.

Looking for more resources on bullying? Check out bullying, differences and how you can help for a few more ideas.

tote bag with anti bullying saying

Materials

  • Tote bag
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Sharpies (I used Neon Sharpies)
  • Eyedropper
  • Stencils and white paper to draw stencils on
  • Straight pins

How to Talk About Bullying to Kids Anti-bullying craft

Directions

  • Using a stencil write out the words of your anti-bullying slogan
  • Attach them to your tote bag with straight pins
  • Place a piece of cardboard inside the tote bag so the Sharpies don’t bleed onto the other side.
  • Using Sharpies draw small designs, circles, shapes, flowers, etc. Be careful not to get too close to your stencils.

How to Talk About Bullying to Kids Anti-bullying craft

  • Using an eyedropper, drop little drops of isopropyl alcohol onto your marker design. Use the tip of the eyedropper to push the marker ink around to spread it.
  • Allow the isopropyl alcohol to dry.

How to Talk About Bullying to Kids Anti-bullying craft

  • Remove the stencils and draw your letters.  Color them in.
  • Let it dry completely before you use it. You can use whatever design you like for this anti bullying craft.

How to get help for bullying

So, when it comes to bullying, the most important thing that you can do is to talk to your child as early as possible. No parent wants to think that their child is a bully. But, someone is the parent of children who bully. And, if your child is being bullied, you need to speak to them about it so that they can get the help they need before it does lasting damage.

If you’re wondering who to call, check out this website for a helpful list of resources that will tell you who you can contact in your area to get help. Finally, choose one of these crafts to initiate a conversation with your child about bullying. It’s a great way to break the ice and get the conversation started. 

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Comments

  1. That is such a great idea. I talk to my daughter often about bullying, from both angles. Thanks for the info!
  2. Maria Bravo says
    My 6 year old had a few days last year where her classmates made fun of her and made her feel really bad about herself. She was only 5 years old! Though it wasn't quite bullying, it is the beginning of it and her father and I had to sit and talk to her about it. It was a difficult time all around. I have been a Netflix subscriber since the beginning of time and I will have to put a few of those movies on queue for her. I loved the craft too, where did you get the bag?
    • Ellen Christian says
      It's such an awful thing to have happen to anyone let alone a child. I got the bag at Michaels. It was $2.99.
  3. Savannah miller says
    My little guy started Kindergarten this year and he kinda small for his age I'm so scared he will be a bulling victim :/.  Thank you for sharing these movies I think I will watch Hercules with him and have a nice talk with him about bullying and what to do if he thinks someone is being mean to him :)
  4. Renee @ Made By Renee says
    nice craft and a great lesson!
  5. Luckily my son, a 5th grader this year, hasn't experienced bullying, but it is such a concern in our local middle schools that we are not sending him to a public middle school. Cute craft. Thanks for sharing the movies, too!
  6. This is a great message! so important! Thanks for sharing the tips! 
  7. Unfortunately bullying is an all too real problem with school aged children these days. It's awesome that you're taking the tiime to talk to your kids about it in such a positive way!
  8. My 14-yr old daughter has been bullied, and it's just no fun at all.  I'm glad there's intervention and attention for it that is becoming more and more prevalent.  I'm sorry you had to go through it with your children too.
  9. Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says
    This is a great idea!  My son is currently dealing with bullies at school and it is so maddening because I feel like there is so little I can do.  Thanks for sharing.
  10. Lisa Weidknecht says
    What a great idea. It's so sad to see kids hurt by other kids.
  11. I really like the bag. As for the movies, Bully is a great one. We saw it in the theater and it pulled at my heart. Those poor kids.
  12. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
    I hate bullying. I was bullied and it's just so awful. Great idea for doing something together to facilitate a talk about such an important subject.
  13. love your idea on talking to kids about bullying very creative! 
  14. Grace Hodgin says
    We have had issues in the past with my grandson and bullies but with enough tips and techniques we seem to have exterminated them from his life. I love they have movies to help bring awareness to this.
  15. my kids are both in middle school now and bullying is really a big issue at this age. Thanks for the movie recommendations!
  16. Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade says
    Bullying is such a problem these days online and in schools.
  17. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
    Definitely going to watch the movie. This is such an important topic amongst all of us.

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