This is a fun activity for students to understand what bullying means. How full is your heart, is a story that shows students what it means to give put-downs and put-ups. There are activities that align with the story as well as recommended books that can be used for these activities according to grade level.
You may also use these ideas with the book called, "How Full is Your Bucket?"
Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. As he goes about his day, Felix interacts with different people — his sister Anna, his grandfather, other family and friends. Some people are happy, but others are grumpy or sad. Using the metaphor of a bucket and dipper, Felix’ grandfather explains why the happy people make Felix feel good, while the others leave him feeling bad — and how Felix himself is affecting others, whether he means to or not. This illustrated has a powerful message — that the way we relate to others has a profound effect on every aspect of our lives — and tailors it to a child’s unique needs and level of understanding.