Since publishing 100 Kids Activities to Build Character, I have been overwhelmed by the positive response of parents and teachers who have been using my activities and resources in their homes and classrooms. It brings me great joy to know that the ideas are reaching so many children around the world. (Thank you for your kind words and support!) I hope those of you who are using the activities are having fun and enjoying meaningful conversations with the little ones in your care.
It was my goal when starting this blog to, within one year, collect 365 hands-on activities to teach kids good character. This is the third set of 100 character building activities I have put together (the first two were this post and my ebook Playing with Purpose) – and I hope this list will be another helpful resource for families and classes. Enjoy!
Here are collections of activities posted on my blog:
Help your kids develop an attitude of gratitude with these 10 Simple Activities to Teach Gratitude.
Explore truthfulness and help your kids understand its true meaning with these 4 Fun Ways to Teach Children about Telling the Truth.
Encourage your kids to see beyond differences and get along with others with these 5 Activities to Teach Children About Unity.
Perspective is everything – Teach Kids To Be Optimistic with a Fun Hands-on Activity.
Foster confidence in your children with these 4 Playful Activities to Help Children Develop Assertiveness.
Give your children the power to recognize their feelings and move forward positively with these 5 Activities to Help Children Develop Emotional Control.
Love is at the heart of all relationships – help kids learn how to show it with these 10 Hands-On Activities to Teach Children about Love.
Here are 10 Ways to Help Kids Make Friends to help them develop friendliness.
Discover practical ways to explore patience through these 6 Hands-On Activities to Teach Kids About Patience.
Help your kids learn about having a positive attitude by enjoying these 10 Activities to Help Young Children Develop a Positive Attitude.
Add an element of giving to your birthdays and celebrations by using these 5 Ways to Help Children Develop Generosity.
Include an appreciation of differences in your home using these 10 Fun Ways to Help Kids Appreciate Diversity.
Give your kids the opportunity to practice thoughtfulness and generosity for friends’ and relatives’ birthdays by creating these 10+ Simple Handmade Gifts from Children.
Here are 10 more fabulous character building activities from other bloggers:
Help children develop empathy by creating DIY emotion dolls out of eggs – Laughing Kids Learn
Learn about courtesy by hosting a manners party – Playful Learning
Show kindness to animals by making a wildlife rescue kit for your car – Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
Create some inspiring family rules (or use the free printable) to create more joy in your home – Picklebums
Make your own Emotion Stickers to help foster empathy – Childhood 101
Encourage problem solving by setting a Creative Play Challenge – Creative Play Central
Put together a Calm-Down Basket or make your own Mind Jar to develop peacefulness – Here We Are Together
Give your kids the chance to practice generosity by using a shopping list to buy donations for the Food Bank – JDaniel4’s Mom
Help kids understand the value of truthfulness through this Object Lesson for Kids on Honesty – Over the Big Moon
I hope you and your children have some inspiring conversations while you enjoy these activities!
You are welcome to join me on Facebook and Pinterest if you would like to find more resources to teach kids good character – and be sure to check out my ebooks for more practical inspiration for building character at home.
I always know I am going to find great information and inspiration when I visit your blog… thank you for doing all the hard work for me!!
So wonderful to find your site and see someone focussing on the social and emotional aspect of growing up. Hi! I am in Australia too and have been working in early childhood for over 20 years. I am currently working in playgroups to support parents and one of the main topics that comes up is about developing positive aspects of our children’s characters. Thanks for all the great links