Teaching kids purpose is important. and an important component of my character building series.
As adults we may all understand that God has gifted us all with a very specific purpose, however this can be a difficult concept for children to grasp.
It can also be a concept that can often be misconstrued. Therefore, it is important for us as parents to be sure that we do our job and spend time teaching our children this very important character trait.
Using the lessons, activities and articles in this series for social and emotional learning will help you succeed in teaching your kids or students about purpose.
Welcome to My Character Building Series
If you are new to my building character series, let me tell you a little bit more about these lessons. If you check out my character building 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 character education series by presenting the lessons to you be compiling all of my lessons on a particular week, this week focusing on respect.
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.
Purpose Character Building Lessons from Meaningful Mama
- Purpose Word Ring
- Purpose “I Will Statements”
- Purpose and Setting Goals
- Purpose with Veggie Tales
- Purpose in Things
- We All Have Purpose
- Purpose Statement
- Helping Children Find Their Purpose
Purpose Lessons from Around the Web
- Teaching Kids to Live with Purpose – by The Realistic Mama
- Teaching Your Children to Live Life On Purpose – by Missional Motherhood
- Design with a Purpose: 3 Point Object Lesson for Kids – by The Scripture Lady
It is my hope that you were able to use these character lessons on purpose for teaching your children about this important concept. Please feel free to share any lessons you may have blogged about in the comments below.
My Favorite Books for Teaching Character to Kids
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NOTE: I’m not convinced these books are going to be around forever. I believe, unfortunately, that they are out of print. I have snatched up all of them I can. If you are interested, I wouldn’t wait.
Buzzle Billy: A Book About Sharing (Building Christian Character)
Handy-Dandy Helpful Hal: A Book About Helpfulness (Building Christian Character)
Casey the Greedy Young Cowboy: A Book About Being Thankful (Building Christian Character)
Sammy’s Gadget Galaxy: A Book About Patience (Building Christian Character)
Sir Maggie the Mighty: A Book About Obedience (Building Christian Character)
Miggy and Tiggy: A Book About Overcoming Jealousy (Building Christian Character)
Max and the Big Fat Lie: A Book About Telling the Truth (Building Christian Character)
Boggin Blizzy and Sleeter the Cheater: A Book About Fairness (Building Christian Character)
Sylvester the Jester: A Book About Accepting Others (Building Christian Character)
Suzy Swoof: A Book About Kindness (Building Christian Character)
Teaching children purpose and character at an early age is so important. I always include a social-emotional lesson at the beginning of the lesson each day, and always incorporate what being a good friend, citizen, and a person of character in all of my lessons.
Love it. That’s so good. Thanks for commenting!