Lesson Plan on Character Traits
When kids are inspired by a lesson plan on character traits, that inspiration can empower a few good, positive, Godly character traits in kid's hearts for life.
Children of today face mounting problems and challenges made worse by the unprecedented amount of fear that pervades society, both in the USA and throughout the world.
Each of us was created by a Creator who never stops loving us for a moment (even when we can't access and receive that Love).
Yet, do we treat our brothers and sisters as all the great spiritual teachers instructed us, i.e., "love thy neighbor as thyself"?
Yes, I know, that's a very tall order but it is an ideal worth striving for.
The following lesson plan on character traits deals with becoming more accepting of ourselves and everyone with whom we interact with.
Until we become more loving and accepting of others, we'll always have wars and terrorism.
Yet how can we learn to accept others when so many of us struggle to accept ourselves?
Before we can accept our neighbors as ourselves, we must first accept ourselves.
According to Louise Hay in You Can Heal Your Life, "when we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works." (p.8, You Can Heal Your Life).
I've found that the more I love and accept myself just the way I am, the more I love and accept others just the way they are.
Stop and think a moment. Do you deeply love and accept your shadowy, dark, negative traits, the ones you try to hide from the world, but can't hide from yourself?
From my book HeartMinders, here's some rhyming verse I wrote about accepting our shadows.
So, the first part of our lesson plan on character traits has been in exploring how much we are able to accept ourselves.
Try the following experiment if you think you are perfectly accepting of yourself and love yourself unconditionally.
Look in a mirror and say: "I love and accept you, __________(add in your name)."
If you can look in the mirror and look directly into your own eyes and say this 4 or 5 times, then yes, you do love and accept yourself and don't need any suggestions from me.
However, if you're like most people, you may not be able to do so.
And know it for certain, you are unconsciously passing on this negative character trait to your children.
Without going into detail here about how to turn that around, it is possible to learn to love and accept yourself. For more on this, check out health education for kids.
Let's move on with our lesson plan on character traits by exploring...
Character Education Traits that Are Important to You
Which character traits are most important to you?
Are you most interested in
- positive character traits,
- teaching manners to children,
- christian character education, or
- character education programs?
This aspect of our lesson plan on character education involves you choosing specific character traits from an extensive list of character traits, the same list of traits you visited when you checked out the meaning of accepting.
You did check it out now, didn't you?
Pick 4 character traits you want to teach your children about.
The more you resonate on a personal level with each trait, in other words the more authentic and real you are with the traits, the greater impact your teaching character traits to your kids has.
Then, have your kids look up the meanings of each specific character trait. They can use an online dictionary or a dictionary of your own choosing.The above link has an audio link where you hear the character trait pronounced out loud.
Once your child has looked up the meaning of each word, it's your job to give a few examples of the meaning from your personal life.
Then, ask your child to do the same. They can also use heroes or heroines if they wish.
The key is to help to make these character education traits and lessons as fun as possible while at the same time emphasizing how important each character trait is in your own life and ultimately in your child's life.
To take this lesson plan on character traits to the next level, have your child visit close family friends or relatives.
Prearrange a time when your child can question the friend and ask specific questions about each character trait.
This allows kids to gain a different perspective on character traits and what makes some trait Godly character traits, Christian character traits, positive character traits.
Your child can then record her interview by writing a summary of the interview as well as writing a brief Thank You note to the person interviewed.
Sending a Thank You note shows the character trait of teaching good manners.
For more ideas on lessons for character traits, visit teaching character traits.
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Kindly treat us as you would family and friends. Thank you. Gratefully, Harvey