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Character Education
Preschool Activities and Crafts
Peace Education

Home > Themes > Character Education and Peace Education

Come and have fun with the educational theme Character Education for preschool and kindergarten.  This theme will address skills and concepts that are important in growing up to be a good neighbor and citizen.

Visit a a topic to find activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed related these topics.  You will find crafts, printable activities, and related Internet links. 

This is a labor of love in progress.  I would love to hear your kind comments and ideas to make this a better site.  More activities will be added regularly!

Character Education
Aesop's Fables for Character Education
Picture Books for Character Education
U.S.A. President's Folktales and Legends:
Why was Lincoln called "Honest Abe" > Trustworthy 
The Cherry Tree and George Washington
> Trustworthy
U.S. Patriotic Holidays > Citizenship
Character Education for Preschool and Kindergarten
courtesy of LSU AgCenter
Present character education with the Character Critters online stories and review the resources for parents and teachers.
Printable resources from LSU > Bookmarks | Hats and Masks [Word Doc] | Garden Glove Finger Puppets

Visit these related sections in our site to incorporate an easy craft and other activities after reading and discussing each online story:

Raccoon
Responsibility

Rabbit
Respect

Frog
Fairness

Cat
Caring

Turtle
Trustworthiness

Crab
Citizenship
Friendship and Good Neighbor Theme Activities
Clyde's Smile
Finbo [Whale]
Spot's Windy Day
Little Star's Wish (story time) 
Peace Education
Choose activities in this section to address the following Holidays and Events related to Peace Education:
January > Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 15, 1929)
June > Race Unity Day (second Sunday)
September 21st > International Day of Peace (info.)
September 4th Sunday > Good Neighbor Day
October 24th > United Nations Day
Olympic Games
Dove Theme:  Symbol of Peace
Family | Unity | Peace Hand Flower Craft
This is a simple craft that can be incorporated into a unity, diversity and peace theme.
Kid's Olympic Games 
Features: Focus-Friendship & Peace, What are the Olympic Games?  Arts & Crafts: Making an Olympic Flag (Circles & Colors), Olympic Medal (Circle), Picture Frame Activity, Activity Page: Olympic Torch Maze, Online:  Visit the Official Olympic Games Site, Music: The More we Get Together & It's a Small World, Outdoor Olympic Games  
Rainbow Theme:  Symbol of Peace
Reading for Peace  
Features: What is peace?, Craft: My Peace Reading Wreath or Peace Reading Tree, Suggested Literature for: 
Martin Luther King, Jr.:  I Have a Dream. 
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Links: Peace Education and Character Education External Resources
CharacterCounts.org
National Character Counts Week - 3rd week of October
The PeaceKidz Story Center
Wonderful online picture book stories for peace education.
 

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