Conscience Worksheet

Character Ed / SEL worksheet for grades K-4
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What is Conscience Worksheet -   Character Ed / SEL for kids

Worksheet on Conscience / Making Good Choices


Teach children how their conscience helps them judge whether their actions are in line with what they know is right and wrong.

Grade Level

2 - 5

Character / SEL Topics

  • Self awareness, Self Management
  • Decision Making
  • Traits: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, Fairness

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This activity is based on the book, "Be Proud?" where a wise old tree teaches a young boy that when he does something he knows he's not supposed to (in this case sneaking off to play his game player when mom told him not to), his conscience is there to remind him to make better choices. By listening to his heart and mind, he can know whether he is making a good choice.

Page from the children's book Be Proud- small size

"A conscience is that voice in your head and that feeling in your heart, that tells you if something is right or wrong, even when no one is looking," the tree explained.

I think I might know that feeling, the boy thought, looking at his game player.

"Oh no, I have a conscience!"

Conscience Lesson Key Points:

See the conscience lesson plan for full teaching points.

What is a good choice?

Good choices are usually ones that are in line with good traits, like honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness. (Good traits are core values a society believes will help people get along well and live healthier lives together.)

Connect the mind and the body: Good Choices Feel Good

When you do something good or right, how does it feel? Is your heart glowy, do you feel proud? How does it feel when you do something you know you aren't supposed to? Does your heart feel twisty? Do you feel worried or anxious?

Self-control helps self-esteem

What if no one else knows you did something kind or honest or respectful? Do you still feel good? Yes! You feel good in your heart that you made a good choice (which leads to self-esteem and self-respect.)

What if you do something you aren't supposed to but no one knows? Do you still feel kind of bad? Yes. That's your conscience reminding you that it feels better to make right choices.

How to Use the Conscience Worksheet

Learn to listen to your Conscience

In this 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.

  • First, you input an action into the conscience, and the conscience compares the input against what it knows about good character traits, like honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, and caring.
  • Then, if the choice is in line with what it knows about good character traits, the conscience gives you a feeling in your heart and mind that says it is a good choice. If the choice is not aligned with what it knows about good traits, the conscience sends a feeling to your heart and mind that it feels wrong.

For various actions, students write (or type an X in the fillable field) to show whether a suggested action feels right or wrong.