Character Trait for January


The Golden Rule

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

What does this phrase mean to you? Discuss.

Student Instructions:

  • As the instructor plays the song, walk around the room, in any direction.

  • Suddenly, the instructor will stop the tape and call out a number.

  • Stop and grab hands with enough people to make a group of that number.

  • Don’t let any extras break into your group.

  • Hold hands to maintain your group until you hear the music start again.

Facilitator Instructions:

  • Play the music.
  • When you stop the music, call out a number.
  • Repeat three times using a different number.

Karaoke Brave - Sara Bareilles *

Discussion After Activity:

  • How did it feel to be left out — or even pushed away?
  • How did you feel about the way you were treated?
  • What words describe the way you were treated?
  • Do people at your school treat other that way? Give examples.

So what does it mean to be a caring person?

Students stand in a circle. Your facilitator will start by lightly tossing a ball around the circle. Each time you receive the ball, you must provide one quality of a caring person.