Character Counts Week- Activities

Character Counts Week Activities

Each year, during the third week in October, millions of people around the world celebrate the core values that define good character. Character Counts Week is a great time for teachers and parents to plan some activities that teach the pillars of good character, including traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

So if you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate Character Counts Week with your students or children, try some of these great Character Counts Week activities for teaching kids about good character traits.

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Character Counts Week activity- definitions of pillars of character

Defining Good Traits for Kids

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

This Character Counts week activity helps teachers define good character in simple terms kids understand with real-life examples of how to demonstrate good character. Topics include "What is respect?", "What is honesty?", "What is repsonsibility?" and more. Character Trait Definitions

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Free printable Character Education Worksheets

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

These character education worksheets make it easy to bring a Character Counts activity into the classroom. Print a free worksheet on honesty, responsibility, caring, perseverance, empathy, and more good traits. Worksheet Activities

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Free printable Respect Lesson Plans

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Print one of these free lesson plans on respect with links to the resources you'll need. Try one of these Character Counts Week activities that teaches respect for others, respect for self, responsibility, and caring in friendship. Respect Lesson Plans

Free printable lesson plans on trustworthiness for Character Counts Week activities

Free printable Honesty / Trustworthiness Lesson Plans

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Print one of these lesson plans that feature free printable worksheets, stories, and include all the links you need to teach a lesson on good character. Trustworthiness lesson plans available for pre-readers and older elementary aged students. Honesty Lesson Plans

Character Counts Week activity- free printable responsibility lesson plans

Free printable Responsibility Lesson Plans

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

These free responsiblity lesson plans teach kids to think before they speak or act. This lesson plans combines Character Counts Week Activities on respect and repsonsiblity. Responsibility Lesson Plans

Character Counts Week activity- free printable character education bulletin board ideas

Free printable bulletin board ideas

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

It's Character Counts Week- time to update your character education bulletin board with some of these free printable posters. Remind kids about the pillars of character with engaging images and simple messages. Character Trait Posters

Free printable coloring pages for Character Counts Activities

Free printable coloring pages

-Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Try these free printable coloring pages for a Character Counts Week activity with younger students. Coloring pages can be used independently, or as an extending activity after reading one of these picture books that teach good traits.
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More Character Counts Week Activities

The Character Counts group offers activities and lesson plans if you register at their site. Or try our Pinterest board with Character Counts Week Activites and Ideas collected from around the web.


Childrens story about responsibility for Character Counts Week Activities


Childrens story on honesty for Character Counts Week Activities


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Story for Character Counts Week about good character and doing the right thing for the right reasons.