ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com- This is a collection of pictures drawn by Lydia to teach an alphabet's worth of virtues to little ones. She also did a drawing that can be used as a cover page if you like. You can slip it into the clear front pocket of a binder and keep all of the coloring pages inside, or you can fasten your pages into a book with staples or comb binding or the like. If you use a binder perhaps you might even include little narrations done by the children as you discuss the virtue learned, or concerning the stories or picture books you use to reinforce each virtue.
loyolapress.com- Love Mobiles
The students will be making mobiles showing love in the family, love between friends, love of neighbor, the love expressed by missionaries and others who serve in special ways, and so forth.
loyolapress.com- The Language of Hope
This craft for kids helps children explain the virtues of faith, hope, and love through poetry and art.
How can we be good Christians? What can we do to be a good moral person? By following Jesus’ teachings it can lead you to the right way to live.
Games that teach virtues and morals:
Chutes & Ladders- This would be great game for teaching about rewards and consequences for your actions. As kids travel along the game path, they encounter situations that reward them for good deeds by letting them climb the ladders or punish them for misbehaving by sending them down chutes. (Ages 3 & Up)
Good Manners: How Rude!- A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!
Mind Your Manners- With over 100 different picture cards depicting proper and improper manners, children learn to distinguish between correct and incorrect behavior at an early age. Playing the game is a fun-filled way to help children remember the correct choices as real life situations face them. For 2 - 6 players. Ages 4 - 8.
Golden Rule- This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.
I’m Sorry!- Players move around the game board by rolling the dice and following the directions on the space they land on. If they land on “I’m Sorry!” space they draw a card and read it out loud (if they cannot read it, have someone else read it for them). On the card is a situation that someone has done something wrong. The player must then apologize to the person to his/her left for the situation on the card and they must be specific with their apology. They must say something like, “I’m sorry I took your video game,” instead of “I’m sorry.” The player that they apologized to must then say, “I forgive you.” Teaching children to apologize and to seek forgiveness from family and friends will encourage them to do so with God. (If needed, the teacher will help the students understand what to do and coach them how to do it correctly.) The player then must also say what they should do to correct their mistake and/or what consequences should happen to them so they will learn to take responsibility for their actions. If the player apologizes correctly for the situation they receive a token. If a player lands on “Lose 1 Token” they must forfeit one token. The player at the end of the game who has the most tokens wins.
You and Me Board Game- This popular game teaches children important day-to-day social skills, including: helping others, sharing, being polite, understanding another person`s point of view, being a friend, and so on. As players move through the colorful board, they draw pictures, answer questions, or act out charades about common social situations. When they cooperate they are rewarded with special `social events`. The game includes a game board, 2 6-sided dies, 6 pawns, 1 timer, 50 tokens, and 135 game cards. For 2-6 players. For ages 6-10.
The You and Me Card Game- Kids love to play different card games, and this unique product will give them plenty of opportunity. The game simulates a standard 52-card deck--with a twist! Instead of numbered cards, there are 13 different children; instead of the four traditional suits, the suits are four social skill areas: Having Fun, Inviting a Friend, Talking, and Solving a Problem. As children play the card game, they make up stories that demonstrate social awareness using the 13 different character cards. These entertaining cards can be used in dozens of ways.
Jesus is Our Savior- Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.
WWJD- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.
Moral Dilemmas Card Game- Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do? Here is a game that has students try to solve their problems the best way. (Scroll down to this.)
How Rude! (Good Manners Game)- A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!
scruplesgame.com- Scruples makes players sweat as they ask each other what they would do in a moral predicament. Luckily no one has to tell the truth and there's no right answer! Scruples inspires hours of stimulating conversation and laughter. Get to know people in unexpected ways.
VirtueGame- The VirtueGame is a fun, bingo-style card game that focuses on ten virtues: compassion, respect, enthusiasm, trust, friendliness, determination, responsibility, integrity, cooperation and thankfulness. To win the game, kids have to earn five out of the ten virtues by completing the tasks described on each card they draw. For example, a "Thankfulness" card asks the player to hold their breath for as long as they can. When they are finished, the card asks; "aren’t you thankful to breathe again?" and reminds the player to be thankful for things that we sometimes take for granted. Tasks often have to be completed cooperatively and require respectful listening to other players. The VirtueGame makes virtues concrete. It helps kids experience virtues through play so that they can internalize what they mean. The word "play" is important – the game is social, interactive, and silly. It teaches by surprise.
Virtues Game- The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about theological and cardinal virtues. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the large die made from a juice carton. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose. You can play this game individually or in teams.
class-homeschools.org- The task of raising virtuous children in a fallen world has never been easy. Thankfully, however, God has given mankind the gift of eternal truth, so that from age to age people might have a fixed standard by which they can measure their thoughts and actions.
catholicity.com- The Virtues and the Gifts of the Holy Ghost (Lesson 10 from the Baltimore Catechism)
catholicity.com- Virtues (From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified)
educationinvirtue.com- Virtue Based Classroom Management
This series takes some of the best of those tried-and-true ideas and offers them to you. Here you’ll find ideas, strategies, free downloads and worksheets all aimed at helping you create a culture of virtue in your classroom. By following Christ in a life of virtue, you and your students will come to experience the joy of the children of God.
Teaching Activities Manual for the Catholic Youth Bible by Christine Schmertz Navarro, page 135- (Wisdom and Virtue – the wisdom of Solomon praises virtue and invites the students to examine the cardinal and theological virtues).
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