What is Responsibility Worksheet

Character Ed / SEL worksheets for Grades 2-4
- printable PDF or fillable fields for remote learning

Responsibility Worksheet for elementary SEL / Character Education

Understanding Responsibility


Children learn the meaning of being responsible, or acting with responsibility, in scenarios that are relatable to their age. Link actions with potential consequences.

Grade Level


Character / SEL Topics

  • Responsibility
  • Self-management, decision making
  • Positive interpersonal relationships
  • Respect for others/ parents

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What is Responsibility Worksheet


The Responsibility Worksheet can be used standalone, with the book "What if", or with the What is responsibility? Presentation:

Stand alone- Explain Responsibility

To explain more about responsibility, see the "What is Responsibility" Definition for kids or the What is Responsibility? Presentation.

Using the worksheet, students read scenarios and decide what someone's responsibility is, whether they acted responsibly, and what some possible consequences are of their actions. Students can write in answers or use the fillable fields to type their answers.

Story-based Activity

This activity is based on the book, "What if?" where a wise old tree teaches two children to pause and ask "What if?" before they act or speak. The tree teaches the children that taking a moment to think of outcomes or consequences can help them choose a more responsible way to treat others, and themselves.

See a full lesson plan for the story plus worksheet.

Poster on respect and responsibility - ask yourself what if?

What if I do this... what could happen?

  • If you'll hurt yourself...
  • hurt someone else...
  • or make your momma mad...
  • Change your action