Instill the importance of building a strong personal character by using interactive worksheets.

You teach your students many academic disciplines, but often times, one important life lesson never sees the light of an education day. Building a strong personal character is the cornerstone for any academic plan. With 15 different worksheets that cater to different learning processes, your students will learn about the meaning of words such as integrity, accountability, and sportsmanship. Some worksheets bring out the art talents of your students, while other worksheets rely on more straightforward teaching methods. Ask your students about which personal character traits shine in their daily lives.

Your students can nail every answer on an English test, but do they have the humility and good sportsmanship to succeed gracefully? Find out by using Character worksheets in the classroom.

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Printable Character Education Worksheets

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Integrity

The root of the word integrity means "whole" or "undivided;" living with integrity essentially means to live an "undivided life."

Self-Sacrifice

Self-sacrifice means to put the good of the whole, or the many, before the self. People of good character do not "use" other people for personal gain. Selfsacrifice can happen on a small scale.

Good Character in Everyday Life

Study each picture. What aspects of good character do you think are being exhibited?

Good Sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship means enjoying a sport, game, or activity for its own sake, without regard for who wins or who loses. Good sportsmanship means acting with honestly, fairness, respect, and a sense of comradery both on and off the playing field.

Accountability

To be accountable for something means to take responsibility for it. Can you think of five things in your life that you are accountable for?

Character vs. Reputation

Think about the quotation. What does Lincoln mean? Explain the difference between character and reputation.

Character and Success

Your character is who you are, even when no one is watching. Your character determines how you act every day, and especially how you act when things aren’t going your way.

Hospitality

To show hospitality means to make someone feel welcome and wanted; it often involves sharing food or shelter, for example, offering a guest something to drink, or inviting someone to share a meal or to spend the night.

Flexibility

Flexibility is a willingness to change plans or ideas as a situation changes. It is an ability to cope with change and a component of compromise. Flexibility is also the ability to face challenges in new and creative ways.

Creativity and Character

Creativity is not just about art; it is the ability to approach things from a new perspective. Creativity can be employed in all aspects of life. Think about the situations below. How might you apply creativity to each situation?

Grit

Grit is part courage, part endurance, and part resiliance. It is a kind of toughness, a dedication to succeeding, even against all odds, even if success takes a very, very long time. Grit is another word for "strength of character." In any particular situation, it is the combination of personality traits that success in that situation demands.

Tolerance

Tolerance is the ability or willingness to peacefully coexist with something or someone that one does not necessarily agree with.

Character Sketches

Choose one of the pillars of good character listed below. Draw a picture of someone who is demonstrating that aspect of good character.

Humility

Humility is an acknowledgment that our achievements are not entirely the result of our own efforts; they are also the consequence of having others who are invested in our lives.

What is Good Character?

List what you think are the five most important aspects of character. Explain why you think that each is important.