Get ready for Character Counts! Week October 21-27! This is the 25th year of Character Counts! Week … a perfect time to place extra focus on character education.
Free Worldwide Character Counts! Week Resources
Be sure to Register for Character Counts! Week through the Josephson Institute to receive free character-based lesson plans and activities for celebrating Character Counts! Week. There are also Red Ribbon Week tie-in activities. The resources are wonderful for both schools and individuals. Classroom teachers, homeschoolers, and group leaders will find lots of helpful resources.
Some of my favorite resources available through the Character Counts! Week registration are the “Big World Recess” materials. Those are videos and free PDFs focusing on positive character traits of six kids from around the world.
If you’re registered for Character Counts! Week, you’ll find lesson plans for character education activities with preschoolers through teens. You’ll even find a character-based idea for giving away extra Halloween candy. Not everything is available all year, but the free Lesson Plan Bank is.
Be sure to check out my previous Character Counts! Week posts, too! You’ll find many ideas for activities and lesson plans to use next week and throughout the year.
Free Character Education Songs and Unit Studies
Character education was a major focus when I homeschooled my now-adult children, and it continues to be a major focus of mine. Over the years, I’ve published posts with hundreds of free resources. I’ve organized them here based on positive character traits. You can find them through my character education unit studies post.
Free Character-Based Quotes and Word Art Printables
I like to use character-based quotations to inspire positive character traits. I have lots and lots of best quotes posts that focus on character.
Check out my word art freebies category for many more character-based freebies. You’ll also lots of word-art inspiration at the Bits of Positivity Facebook page and on Pinterest! And much of it is character-based as well. 🙂
Have a wonderful Character Counts! Week!
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