Character education lessons, activities, and resources

Pillar: Trustworthiness

Purpose: Students will discuss the importance of trustworthiness and keeping promises.


  1. Students will reflect on their own promise keeping and track how well they keep promises.
  2. Students will discuss the challenges of keeping promises.

Activity: Think of one promise you have made that you want to keep. Write it down or draw a picture of it, and at the end of the week, see how well you did at keeping it. Mark each day you kept your promise.

Kindergarten: Was it easy to keep your promise? Did anyone feel good when you kept it? Who?

Grade 1:  Was your promise hard or easy? Would you make your next one easier or harder?

Grade 2: Do you think it’s easy to keep promises? What advice would you give to someone who is trying to keep a promise?


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