Chapter 15 – Pushy People – page 79

Whether you go to a huge school or a small school, or even if you’re homeschooled, you probably know what a bully is. Maybe you’ve been pushed around by one. Or … (I hope not!) … maybe you’ve been a bit of a bully to another kid?

Bullying is a big problem wherever you go! People may bully others for different reasons and in different ways, as we see in this week’s chapter of Designer Genes, but it’s never right. Don’t be afraid to talk to an adult if you’re being bullied. And ask God to show you if you might be bullying others (for example, a young sister or a girl at school that others make fun of).

This week’s chapter isn’t just about bullies, though, it’s also about peer pressure. Sometimes it’s easier to go along with what our friends are doing even if we feel funny about it and know that it’s not really what God would want. I pray that each of you (and me!) will have the courage to stand up for what’s right when we’re feeling pushed or tempted.

Extra activities:

  • A word search puzzle about bullying in schools (you can print it out and then solve it).
  • If you haven’t seen it yet, try to watch the VeggieTales movie “Minnesota Cuke”. There’s a great lesson about bullying in there!

  • Here’s a good quiz about what to do in different situations with bullies. It’s just four questions so it should only take you a minute or two.

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Have a great week!


P.S. This has nothing to do with today’s subject but I wanted to share a VERY cool link with you. Check out what happens when you click or drag your mouse around the black screen. NICE! 😀