Teaching kids about courage equips them to live lives that are more confident and teaches them to take healthy risks. It also leads to greater success and a willingness to stand up for what they know to be right. Courage is a biblical characteristic, and it can be found in every great leader in history. Sometimes it means standing up alone for what you know is right. The benefits of learning to be courageous is what inspired adding this trait to my character development series.
I am excited to introduce you to a great resource in an amazing new Christian audio series from the former sound designers and producers of Adventures In Odyssey™! Beyond that I will be sharing links to all of the courage lessons in my character development series. Further, I’ll be searching the web to bring you other creative ideas that teach kids to be courageous. Sit tight. You have so many resources here to explore.
Family Audio Adventures
Family Audio Adventures is a new audio series created to teach history from a Christian worldview that is engaging and helps shape minds. We love audio stories because they capture children’s attention and help them create their own pictures in their minds. Auditory plots also helps kids learn new vocabulary, practice listening skills and develops focus. Road trips are especially ideal for listening to audio stories, but we found our children willing to just cuddle up with us on the couch and ask for more after we listened to the first story they chose, “Under Drake’s Flag.” We have now begun listening to “In Freedom’s Cause” on a recent road trip.
I can attest to the quality of the acting and the recordings. The star studded cast for these audio adventures and the quick moving storyline capture a child’s attention. What I really love is that it teaches character qualities like courage (our focus today), honor and leadership with a Christian focus. These audio stories bring history to life by following Christian heroes.
I encourage you to click through here to learn more about the Family Audio Adventures. If you order all four sets you will have 8 hours of captivating, wholesome entertainment for the entire family with some great bonus material, including study guides that accompany the series. While I think it is an absolutely great resource for all families, homeschooling parents might be particularly interested in seeing how these discs might be used alongside their history curriculum. These stories are designed for ages 6-16, but I did pause it a few times to makes sure my younger kids (age 5 & 7) were really following the storyline. They seemed to be listening, but I just wanted to make sure they understood the story.
Character Development Series
If you are new to my character development series, let me tell you a little bit more about these lessons. If you check out my character development tab, you will discover 52 character traits we work on throughout the year, which equals one word per week to focus on with your kids. Hovering over the tab will reveal all of the words. Each character trait has 7-9 lessons, so if you wanted to work on character daily, this can be an amazing resource.
This year, I want to focus on cleaning up my series by presenting the lessons to you be compiling all of my lessons on a particular week, this week focusing on courage. In this series, you will find a word, definition, scripture to memorize, book lists and a number of activities and crafts related to the topic. I have also included links to other bloggers who have lessons on the trait. I hope you are inspired to work on character with your kids because being intentional in your parenting will help give great direction to both you and your children.
Teaching Kids About Courage by Meaningful Mama
“For the Spirit God gave us did not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
- Courage Word Ring
- Courage “I Will” Statements”
- Courage in Action
- Courage Under Fire with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
- Courage in Role Playing
- Courage in Kid Movies
- Courage with David and Goliath
- Courage with Esther and a Nature Crown
- Books About Courage
Teaching Kids About Courage – Ideas from Around the Web
- Ways to Teach Kids Courage by Carrots are Orange
- Teaching Kids Courage with Disney Planes by Over the Big Moon
- The Courage Zone by Engage their Minds
- Finding Courage Prayer Activity by Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry
- Hands-On Options for Courage by Kids of Integrity
- Courage with Giraffes Can’t Dance by Virtues in the Village