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Crystal Tears

Use these stories to teach children about bullying. There are 4 versions. One for eagles, bulldogs, bears and panthers. The only difference is the type of mascot, and the challenges they face. Feel free to pick one, and change the mascot to whatever your school uses, and share it with your students. Let’s make the world a better place – one good example at-a-time!

Eagle Tears

Once there was a little eagle. He was different from the other little eagles. He was smaller, and try as he might, he simply could not fly like the other eagles. As hard as he flapped his wings, he just could never get off the ground. All the other eagles just laughed and laughed and laughed. They call him names and made fun of him wherever he went.

One day he cried and cried. He just felt so unimportant, and so very alone – he was miserable. He knew he had a good heart, and could do very helpful things, but… no one seemed to notice those things. They only saw that he was “different.”

One day, a flock of eagles looked down and notice him sitting on the ground, crying. They decided to swoop down and see what was going on. Much to their surprise, they noticed that, as each tear filled his eyes, ran down his sad little face, and hit the ground, it turned into a sparkling colored crystal. There was a pile of the most beautiful colored crystals they had ever seen at the feet of the poor, broken-spirited eagle.

The head of the flock turned to his fellow eagles and said, “This is very special, indeed! From this day forward, no one shall ever make fun of this little eagle again. Just because someone is different, doesn’t mean they can’t do truly wonderful things. Let these crystals remind us forever to be kind to someone who seems different because they may be able to things that we can’t.”

Bulldog Tears

Once there was a little bulldog. He was different from the other little bulldogs. He was smaller, and try as he might, he simply could not bark. He whimpered, and growled and whined, but as hard as he tried, he just couldn’t break into a resounding “woof!” All the other bulldogs just laughed and laughed and laughed. They call him names and made fun of him wherever he went.

One day he cried and cried. He just felt so unimportant, and so very alone – he was miserable. He knew he had a good heart, and could do very helpful things, but… no one seemed to notice those things. They only saw that he was “different.”

One day, a pack of bulldogs notice him sitting on the ground, crying. They decided to see what was going on. Much to their surprise, they noticed that, as each tear filled his eyes, ran down his sad little face, and hit the ground, it turned into a sparkling colored crystal. There was a pile of the most beautiful colored crystals they had ever seen at the feet of the poor, broken-spirited bulldog.

The head of the pack turned to his fellow bulldogs and said, “This is very special, indeed! From this day forward, no one shall ever make fun of this little bulldog again. Just because someone is different, doesn’t mean they can’t do truly wonderful things. Let these crystals remind us forever to be kind to someone who seems different because they may be able to things that we can’t.”

 

Bear Tears

Once there was a little bear. He was different from the other little bears. He was smaller, and try as he might, he simply couldn’t climb a tree like the other bears. As hard as he tried, he couldn’t even get up the to first branch of any tree. All the other bears just laughed and laughed and laughed. They call him names and made fun of him wherever he went.

One day he cried and cried. He just felt so unimportant, and so very alone – he was miserable. He knew he had a good heart, and could do very helpful things, but… no one seemed to notice those things. They only saw that he was “different.”

One day, a group of bears notice him sitting on the ground, crying. They decided to see what was going on. Much to their surprise, they noticed that, as each tear filled his eyes, ran down his sad little face, and hit the ground, it turned into a sparkling colored crystal. There was a pile of the most beautiful colored crystals they had ever seen at the feet of the poor, broken-spirited bear.

The head of the group turned to his fellow bears and said, “This is very special, indeed! From this day forward, no one shall ever make fun of this little bear again. Just because someone is different, doesn’t mean they can’t do truly wonderful things. Let these crystals remind us forever to be kind to someone who seems different because they may be able to things that we can’t.”

 

Panther Tears

Once there was a little panther. He was different from the other little panther. He was smaller, and try as he might, he simply couldn’t climb a tree like the other panthers. As hard as he tried, he couldn’t even get up the to first branch of any tree. All the other panthers just laughed and laughed and laughed. They call him names and made fun of him wherever he went.

One day he cried and cried. He just felt so unimportant, and so very alone – he was miserable. He knew he had a good heart, and could do very helpful things, but… no one seemed to notice those things. They only saw that he was “different.”

One day, a group of panthers notice him sitting on the ground, crying. They decided to see what was going on. Much to their surprise, they noticed that, as each tear filled his eyes, ran down his sad little face, and hit the ground, it turned into a sparkling colored crystal. There was a pile of the most beautiful colored crystals they had ever seen at the feet of the poor, broken-spirited panther.

The head of the group turned to his fellow panthers and said, “This is very special, indeed! From this day forward, no one shall ever make fun of this little panther again. Just because someone is different, doesn’t mean they can’t do truly wonderful things. Let these crystals remind us forever to be kind to someone who seems different because they may be able to things that we can’t.”