Peace Education Workshop – Third Grade

How Best to be A Buddy – Role Play Scenarios

Classroom extension activity: Students write their own scenarios individually or in pairs.

For older students: Write a scenario as a skit with parts.

You like to play soccer at recess. Last week, one of the players on your team missed the goal twice and her team lost. Now your teammates are calling her “klutz” and they won’t let her play anymore. To be a buddy, you…

Your friend got a skateboard from his cousin. It’s not the most expensive kind of skateboard, and the cousin painted Hello Kitty on it. A bunch of older kids have been making fun of your friend, saying that it’s a skateboard for babies and that it’s perfect for him because he’s a baby. Now, whenever he goes outside to play, even without the skateboard, this group makes fun of him. To be a buddy, you…

Some girls in your class have formed a club. You don’t care about the club, but a lot of the other girls do. Olivia was in the club at first, but one of the girls doesn’t like her, and got the other girls to kick her out. Olivia hangs around near the club girls at recess, so they whisper to each other and roll their eyes at her. To be a buddy, you…

Your teacher often likes to have the class work in pairs, and she lets kids pick their own partners. One of the kids in your class is new this year, and doesn’t talk much. You’ve seen other kids make fun of him and they even wrote something nasty in the bathroom about him. The teacher doesn’t know, but the new kid knows. Today, you are sure that you’ll be working in partners again. To be a buddy, you…