Character Development

Welcome to Simply Kinder's Character Development Pinterest Board. This board will contain teaching ideas, printables, art projects, curriculum, lessons, and activities for teaching calendar. Ideas are geared towards preschool (pre-k), kindergarten, and first grades! Simply Kinder a teaching blog all about teaching kindergarten!
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A Bucket Filling Classroom by Crafting Connections! If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing Bucket Filling, go back... it's not too late!

An Anchor Chart: A Bucket Filling Classroom

A Bucket Filling Classroom by Crafting Connections! If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing Bucket Filling, go back. it's not too late! For great anchor chart activity to go with the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Download a free printable emotions pretend play set, perfect for playdough fun or sensory bin play! This fun kids' activity is a great way for children to learn about emotions.

Playdough Fun with Emotions + Free Printables

Grab your free printable emotions pretend play set, perfect for playdough fun or sensory bin play! This fun kids' activity is a great way for children to learn about emotions.

How to say I'm sorry. This chart is great for teaching children how to say sorry and mean it.

How to say I'm sorry. This chart is great for teaching children how to say sorry and mean it. The visual aspect of this anchor chart is perfect for students with autism and special learning needs. A great checklist and prompts to apologize appropriately.

character building books for kids .  Great for kindergarten.

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

Books that teach important lessons, teach social skills, and build character. And TONS of other links to teach all critical thinking skills!

Have fun exploring emotions with these activities and YouTube songs (Liz's Early Learning Spot)

10 Activities and You Tube Songs to Explore Emotions

The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy. Friends/accepting differences activity.

Conflict Resolution Unit The Little White Owl is all about friendship and accepting the differences in people (owls, too!) We created a chart by describing what good friends do…

"Bucket Fillers" is a classroom strategy used to help build a sense of community in the classroom by having student's "fill" other classmates "buckets" with compliments, kindness, confidence boosters, etc. Student's are encouraged to be "Bucket Fillers" (a person who supports others) instead of a "Bucket Dipper" (a person who is unkind to others).

Day 1: Being Bucket Fillers

Bucket Fillers-This is an awesome anchor chart along with a book that can be read during the first week of school. It is a good reminder for the students throughout the year.

The Key to Being a Good Friend

British Columbia Kindergarten Social Studies "The Key to Being a Good Friend" BC Core Competency: Communication Great elementary lesson + bulletin board .

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75 Books That Build Character

75 books for kids that build character; includes a list of the 75 books with links to book activities

Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments - Tips for helping your child stand up for themselves when dealing with mean comments from other kids. ...

Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments - Get Ready for K Through Play

Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments - Tips for helping your child stand up for themselves when dealing with mean comments from other kids. A great way to help prepare your child for Kindergarten. :: Back to School

Work on writing with this free Disney Inside Out writing activity from Simply Kinder! Help your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students work on emotional intelligence through identifying the characters and relating the feelings to their real life experiences!

Inside Our Writing Activity

Great "get to know you" game. Everyone scoops a small dixie cup full of m’s. One at a time picked out a single m, and shared a thought that correlated with the color of the candy and the chart

This could be adapted for school. Everyone scoops a small dixie cup full of m’s. One at a time picked out a single m, and shared a thought that correlated with the color of the candy and the chart.

9 ways to teach students to be responsible in the elementary classroom gives some good tips and ideas on how to instill a sense of responsibility in your students.

Teach Responsibility in the Elementary Classroom

9 ways to teach students to be responsible in the elementary classroom gives some good tips and ideas on how to instill a sense of responsibility in…

Inside Out Movie Crafts and Activities for Kids | The Jenny Evolution

Inside Out Crafts for Kids

Inside Out Movie Crafts and Activities for Kids by Jennifer.Kids love Disney’s latest movie, Inside Out. And parents love it because it gets kids talking about their emotions. Mix the two and you get these delightful Inside Out crafts for kids!

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