Character Development

The purpose of this board is to create a resource of books, lessons, crafts, songs, and other creative outlets that promote the modeling and teaching of important character traits to children. Traits such as respect, responsibility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, trust, generosity, compassion, integrity and empathy. Thank you for adding to this important board and feel free to invite other contributors! Thank you, Maria Dismondy www.mariadismondy.com
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10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving -- Speech paths are seemingly always on the hunt for materials to address problem solving - did you ever consider videos? I found 10 wordless videos that are fun and make kids think about how to fix the main c

Wordless videos that can help teach positive mindset, problem solving, and helping students identify feelings. I have used these many times and they work great in a school social work counseling office!

First Grade Wow: It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart.  Lesson on using kind words.  Love it!

Crinkled Heart Activity (Lesson on bullying) Kids add bandaid with their name- use w/ Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a crinkled heart.

LOVE this activity if you teach students with social and emotional challenges.

Helping Students with Self Control

Marshmallow game to help students engage in self-control. Students must learn how to wait in order to receive an award, rather than instant gratification.

The Kindness Rocks Project – Inspire others; share your story

The Kindness Rocks Project – Inspire others; share your story - Create one for you to take and another for someone else to choose

Do you need a hands-on, sensory lesson to teach about kind words? You will love…

Kind Words Sensory Lesson Friendship Activity

Do you need a hands-on, sensory lesson to teach about kind words? Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and even older kids! Also part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids!

Growth Mindset Solution Focused Fortune Teller Cootie Catcher game.  Fun for kids, families, classrooms, small group counseling groups at school.  Tool for parents, teachers, counselors, and therapists.  Fun goal setting game.

Growth Mindset Game Fortune Teller: The Great Outdoors

Growth Mindset Game Fortune Teller/ Cootie perfect for teaching in classroom lessons and school counseling guidance program. Solution Focused inspired questions in a Great Outdoors theme. Fun for families too!

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun - ActivitiesThis activity follows along with the book…

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun - Activities

Freebie to go with Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun!

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Book Companion for Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun Close Reading Activities

"Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun" - Book Companion - perfect for teaching children to celebrate their differences. Also lends itself to discussions about bullying, inclusion, and friendship.

Random acts of kindness ideas for kids and families to spread a love of reading and books.

Spread Kindness and a Love of Reading

Random acts of kindness ideas for kids and families to spread a love of reading and books. via @growingbbb

Spread Kindness and a Love of Reading

Random acts of kindness ideas for kids and families to spread a love of reading and books.

The Jelly Donut Difference {Teaching Kindness} | Primarily Speaking

The Jelly Donut Difference {Teaching Kindness}

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