Paper Heart

Chain Up Bullying

Foldable Poster


Paper Airplane
Here is a collection of activities for teaching to students in your school.  Please excises wisdom in adjusting timings and recommended ages accordingly.

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This activity requires only a sheet of paper, a pencil or pen, and a pair of scissors.  
Teach this activity in conjunction with one of our lesson plans, or on its own.

Provide students with a sheet of paper, pen or pencil and a pair of scissors.

Draw a large heart outline in the middle of the sheet of paper.

Fold paper in half down the middle of the heart and cut around the outline.

Remove heart leaving paper in tact.

Put the piece of paper to one side for the moment and take the paper heart.

Take the paper heart and screw it up into a small ball being careful not to tear it.

Flatten the heart out being careful not to rip it.  Try really hard to remove the creases and restore it to it’s original shape.

Try very hard to flatten the heart and re-insert it into the pice of paper.

You’ll notice that no matter how hard you try you can never neatly restore the heart to the sheet of paper.  The fold marks remain as permanent scars across the heart.  This is the effect that bullying has, it crushes the heart and no matter how much people apologise, the scars will always remain.  Bullying tears you up and rips you apart.  Even when people have said that they’re sorry, the scars and crumple marks of their actions remain. 

This activity requires a pen or pencil, some scissors, glue or tape and some sheets of coloured paper.  This activity can be taught in conjunction with other GRIN Campaign resources, or on its own.  

Provide students with a sheet of coloured paper, a pen or pencil, some scissors and some tape, glue or other adhesive. 

Fold the paper lengthways into half, and then half again and cut along the lines to produce strips.

Cut the paper into strips and take two.

On one write the word bullying and on the other respect.

Write a definition of the each word and what it means to you on the strip.  

Take the strips on “bullying” and tape the ends together.  Ensure that no text is covered and that a ring shape is formed. 

Use the “respect” strips to join the “Bullying” rings together and form a paper chain.

Display the paper chain the wall or celling of the classroom, or in a hallway or another appropriate space.

Every time that students see the paper chain they will be remind how they collaboratively created a strong and unbreakable symbol of respect and unity in their classroom.  The Chain Up Bullying paper chain gives students an understanding of the terms “respect” and “bullying” and makes them think about what they mean to them.  It also demonstrates how student collaboration can create an interesting spectacle of meaningful art.

This activity requires only the print out of our anti-bullying poster and some scissors.  This activity can be taught in conjunction with other GRIN Campaign resources, or on its own. 

Provide students with some scissors and print out of our anti-bullying poster, which can be found on our website here. 

Cut along any print border or white edges.  Ensure that all that remains is the coloured poster.

Fold along the lines created by the different colour boxes.  Ensure that every vertical and horizontal line has been folded along, then unfold.

With that paper portrait and the blank side facing up, fold the top row down one and the bottom row over twice.  

Fold the two halves together to create one long strip of poster, displaying only one row.

Fold the sides over so that the total size of the poster is now the size of one of the coloured sections only.

Turn over to reveal the GRIN logo on the back.  The poster is now smaller than a credit card and should unfold from the front.

Place in pocket, wallet or credit card holder for safe keeping.

This poster can now be used as a guidance leaflet by students, available whenever and wherever they need it.  Participating in this activity allows students to further engage with the poster and its contents.  This task adds a kinaesthetic learning element to the poster, as well as adding an extra dimension of fun!

This activity can be used in conjunction with any other lessons on anti-bullying.  It is the perfect creative supplement to a serious lesson on bullying and will provide students with a tangible memoir to carry around with them.

This activity requires pens or pencils, a sheet of paper, a tea bag and a cup of warm water.  This activity can be taught in conjunction with other GRIN Campaign resources, or on its own.  

Provide students with a sheet of paper, pen or pencil, tea bag and cup.

Careful tear the edges off the paper to create a torn pattern.

Make small tears along the edge of the paper. 

Once the paper’s edges are complete, screw it up into a tight ball.

Carefully unfold the screwed up paper and flatten it out.

Take the tea bag and place it in the cup. Carefully poor warm water into the cup, (younger children should have an adult do this).

Dip the paper into the cup with the tea bag, being sure to avoid saturating the paper.  Then remove and place on the side to dry out.  Hand towels can be used to speed this process up.

Once the paper has had time to dry out, use a pen to create the “RESPECT Scroll” title.

Think about the things that are important to respectful behaviour.  For example, listening to others when they speak.  

Write the list of statements onto the paper and sign the bottom.

The paper can now be carefully rolled and tied with string or ribbon to make it into a scroll or it can be pinned up as it is.

Every time that students see the RESPECT Scroll they will be reminded how they created a meaningful piece of art that illustrates their commitment to respectful behaviour.  The scroll can be used as an informal declaration of class rules and the activity can be renewed at any time as a reminder of what it means to be respectful and treat others equally.  The RESPECT Scroll gives students an understanding of the kind of behaviour that works towards eliminating bullying. 

This activity requires pens, pencils and sheets of paper only.  This activity can be taught in conjunction with other GRIN Campaign resources, or on its own. 

Provide students with a sheet of paper and colouring pens or pencils.

Fold the piece of paper in half to create a long thing rectangle. 

Unfold the piece of paper so that a half-way line is visible.  Then fold the corner of one side over until it mets the half-way line.  Do the same on the other side so that the paper is symmetrical. 

Then fold along the fold the same part of the paper again to create an acute angle at the front. Do the same on the other side so that the paper forms a point.

Once there is a point at the front, re-fold the plane along the first line so that it is essentially folded in half.

Fold the wings by placing the folded line at the bottom and bringing the top side down from the top and folding.  Turn the plane over and do the same on the other side. Unfold the new folds so that the wings stick out at right-angles. 

Once the plane is completed structurally, unfold it to start decorating.  On the top side, write: “My anti-bullying message.” 

Along the wing, write a short anti-bullying message. It can be about anything bullying related. 

On the bottom wing, write: “A message to a stranger”. Then fill the bottom wing with a message to someone, who could be anyone.

Now turn the plane over and decorate the sides. Use the coloured pens or pencils to really personalise the plane. 

Once the plane is decorated it can be thrown.  If the activity was completed by a class, the class can line up and throw the planes all together.  If completed by an individual, see how far the plane can be thrown. Try throwing the plane from different locations and different heights to see how far it travels.

Once the planes have been flown, and the anti-bullying message has traveled to many different destinations, the planes can be pinned up on the classroom wall as a display and a reminder that no matter how far you may feel, a message of hope is always waiting to travel to you.  Every time that the students see the planes, they will remember that they wrote a message of hope to a stranger and so did everyone else.  Reading the messages may help to inspire each other. 


Ages: Any
Requires: Paper, pencil, scissors.
Time: Around 10 mins.
Subject: Any

Paper Heart

Ages: 5-13 approximately
Requires: Coloured paper, pens, scissors, glue.
Time: Around 20 mins.
Subject: Any

Chain Up Bullying

Ages: Any
Requires: Poster print out, scissors.
Time: Around 10 mins.
Subject: Any

Foldable Poster

Ages: Any
Requires: Paper, Tea Bag, Pens, Cup, Warm Water
Time: Around 30 mins.
Subject: Amy


Ages: Any
Requires: Paper, Pens
Time: Around 15 mins.
Subject: Amy

Paper Airplane