Character Ed / SEL Activity for grades 2-5
-- printable PDF with cut and paste interactivity
Teach children how their conscience helps them judge whether their actions are in line with what they know is right and wrong.
2 - 5
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See the conscience lesson plan for full teaching points.
A conscience is the voice in your head and the feeling in your heart that helps you know if something is right or wrong.
When you want to take action, your conscience compares what you want to do against your core values, like Honesty, Repect, Responsibility, Fairness and Caring. Then it sends you signals about whether what you want to do (or have done) is in line with what you think is right or wrong.
What are some ways your conscience tells you a choice is right? Does your heart feel full? Do you feel proud? What are some ways your conscience helps you know if a choice is wrong? Does your heart feel tight or twisty? Do you feel nervous or worried?
In this interactive worksheet, students see how a conscience is kind of like a super computer that works with your heart and mind to tell you whether a choice is right or wrong / good or bad.