Elementary SEL and Character Education Resources on Responsibility
Responsibility is a big word for young children, yet learning to be responsible for themselves and for the way they treat others is an essential skill for life. These responsibility worksheets and teaching resources can help children grasp different aspects of being responsibile from a child's perspective. The stories, worksheets, posters and more responsibiltiy teaching resources will help children connect emotionally with what responsibility means in their lives.
Each responsibility worksheet can be used independently, or use some of the responsibility resources together for a complete lesson in responsibility.
Our PDF worksheets are free to print or share for non-commercial use. Talking with Trees responsibility worksheets are available as downloadable PDFs that can be printed, or post them to your Google classroom or other Learning Management System. Built-in fillable fields enable children to type in their answers online.
Worksheet with scenarios about what responsibility means and how to act responsibly.
This worksheet activity helps children learn to think before they act or speak, so they can be more responsible.
The same as our What if Seed worksheet, but with more seeds per page for a teacher-led activity.
Presentation (PowerPoint or Google Slides) on what responsibility is and why it is important.
Lesson plan plus a free presentation on what responsibility is, why its important, examples for kids
Lesson plan using a story about two children who keep acting irresponsibly until they learn to ask "what if?" and think before they act..
Color in examples of why one should think to act with responsibility.
Color in a what if seed, that helps children remember to pause and choose a responsible action.
A coloring example of how to stop and think so you can keep yourself safe.
Color in examples of good character traits, including responsibility.
Fun coloring page reminding kids that being responsible is its own type of super power.
Shareable quote image reminds children to ask what if and think conseqeunces before they act.
Shareable quote image that responsibility means doing what you say you'll do.
Download and print this poster to remind children to pause and think of the responsible choice.
Download and print this poster to encourage children to meet their own commitments responsibly.
When a boy is about to jump from a branch that's a bit too high, the kindly tree suggests he ask, "What if?". The boy learns that pausing to act responsibly helps keep the activity fun, without the negative consequences.
Explore our curated collection of some of the best picture books about responsibility for children.
Definition of what responsibility is and examples of acting responsibly, all in terms children can understand.