Skills Building: Say Something (PK-2)

Unit 14 Book - Say Something

Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Pre- Reading Questions 

  1. When is it important to speak up for others? 
  2. When it is important to speak up for yourself? 
  3. Has there ever been a time when you wanted to say something but felt nervous or scared to say it?  

Post- Reading Questions

  1. Think of a time when you said something to stand up for someone else. How did it feel and what did you say? 
  2. Why is it sometimes hard to say something? 
  3. What did you learn from this book? How did it make you feel?
  4. The end of the book says “Your voice can inspire, heal, and transform. Your voice can change the world.” How do you think your voice can change the world?
  5. What is bullying? What can we do when we or someone we know is being bullied?

Creative Enrichment Activity: Dare to Say Something to Stop Bullying


In the books Say Something and Dare!, the readers are encouraged to stand up for themselves and for others to prevent bullying. In this activity, you will create a speech bubble to show what you can say to prevent bullying.

I Say Activity


Duration30 minutes (for staff: 5-minute pre-activity setup, 5-minute prep)

  • 5 minutes: Introduce the activity using the book and examples.
  • 15 minutes: Students write what they would say to a bully and decorate their speech bubbles. 
  • 5 minutes: Clean up
  • 5 minutes: Reflect and share


  1. Introduce the activity using the book. 
  2. Students write what they would say to a bully and decorate their speech bubbles. Older students or staff can help younger students write. 
  3. Clean up the materials. 
  4. Reflect and share.

Reflection Questions

  • What would you say to a bully? 
  • Share your speech bubble with your neighbor. 
  • Is it difficult to stand up to bullies? Why? 
  • What can you do when you see someone being bullied?