This activity is awesome because it can be used for a range of lessons. Whether you are a parent struggling with a child who bullies others, a teacher planning an anti-bullying lesson or just a mom who wants her children to show kindness to one another, this activity is for you! This lesson is all about teaching kids how the things that they say or do are permanent and cannot be taken back. As a child, or a person in general, it is easy to get caught up in the moment and let our emotions take over our minds and mouths. We often say things that we don’t mean or that we wish we could take back. The purpose behind this activity is to physically show that once you say something to someone else, there is no taking it back. Sure, you can apologize and even really mean it but there is no erasing the way you made the other person feel in that moment.
Tips for when you are feeling angry:
It is always important for you to feel like you can express the things you are feeling! However it is best if you do it in a way that is not hurtful to those around you!