One way I try to help my children grow is to implement character education into our everyday play. Just one or two activities or conversations each day… it only takes a few moments but I’m convinced it makes a big difference – to them, to our family, and to the world around us.
The activities I share on this website are simple and require very few materials. They are not fancy and I don’t try to make them look “perfect.” I value process and experience more than the physical outcome. I believe meaningful lessons can be simple and fun, and that it is valuable for every family member to spend a few moments a day learning the important concepts of character education.
This page contains links to the character building activities our family has enjoyed as part of The Moments A Day Family Challenge. By 24 May 2014 I published over 365 activities (read about my post on the subject in this post). To find out more about the challenge and why I created it in the first place, check out the very first post from my blog: The Challenge Begins.
To browse all the activities I have posted about click here. Here are some highlights:
I rounded up 100 activities in this post.
And a second set of 100 activities here.
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Mealtime Moments is a set of 30 printable activity cards – go here to get yours.
There are over 100 activities in my ebook Playing With Purpose.
I shared a list of 52 acts of kindness you can do with your family in this post. To help families record and learn about kindness from their experiences, I created a printable ebook called 52 Acts of Kindness: A Family Scrapbook of Kindness in Every Season. (Find out more about the ebook here.)
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You may also like to download my two-page guide for getting started with the challenge of adding character building to your days, including 7 super easy activities you can do immediately. Go here to find out more.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you found some helpful tools to spend a few moments every day building character with your family and that you visit again soon.