CC! Week: Ideas for at-home pillar reinforcement

Hometown heroes work with the children in Friendswood

From our friend Barbara Gruener, some activity and discussion ideas your students can take home with them during CC! Week:

  1. Work together as a family to create a bumper sticker to promote character.
  2. Write an acrostic poem about the earth using the pillar letters T-R-R-F-C-C.
  3. Discuss what the term “Pay It Forward” means.
  4. If we had a Pillar Election in your family, who would get the respect award? Why?
  5. Caring is “thinking with your heart.” How do you show caring? Where else could you show caring? Research local places that could use some help from your family.
  6. What is the difference between a “want” and a “need” and who helps you decide?
  7. If you were going to make a Friendship Kit, what would you put in it and why?
  8. Bucketfilling is fun and easy to do. How have you filled a bucket today? What can you do to fill a bucket tomorrow?
  9. If you see someone being mean to someone else, what can you do? What might happen if you do nothing?
  10. What is the difference between being proud of something and bragging about it?
  11. Think of people who have service jobs. Why are these jobs so very important?
  12. Stakeholders are people who care about our decisions and choices. Who are the stakeholders in your life?  Whose stakeholder are you?
  13. What do you think “fair doesn’t always mean equal” means? Think of an example.
  14. Having a pet is a huge responsibility. What do you have to do to be a responsible pet owner?  What, if anything, could you do if you noticed that your neighbor isn’t taking good care of his dog?

* For more good ideas, check out our Good Ideas books and our Good To Go discussion/activity cards (ages 11 and up), now also available for kids ages 5-11.