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Growing Good Kids eBook
28 Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Compassion, and Leadership
Deb DelisleJim Delisle, Ph.D., and illustrated by Ken Vinton, M.A. 
Growing Good Kids eBook


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About Growing Good Kids:

Created by teachers and classroom-tested, these fun and meaningful enrichment activities build children’s skills in problem solving, decision making, cooperative learning, divergent thinking, and communication while promoting self-awareness, tolerance, character development, and service.

Using our character education lesson plans, kids create books, write stories, resolve to help others, explore their own values, discover why mistakes can sometimes be beneficial, practice patience, and more in projects that combine enjoyment with learning.

The book presents 28 fully developed activities focused on self-discovery, learning about others, and the wider world. Features include:

  • step-by-step activity directions with learning objectives, student outcomes, and ideas for extending activities for use with families and in the community
  • curriculum connections for language arts, social studies, science, math, and art
  • flexible formats that can be adapted to suit teachers’ and students’ unique needs
  • a focus on both cognitive and social and emotional learning (SEL)


  Downloads from Growing Good Kids

Table of Contents
“Box Up Your Life” (sample activity)
“Filling Our Own Shoes” (sample activity)



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168 pages, illustrated, 8½" x 11", Educators, parents, and youth workers, Grades 3-8, ISBN 978-1-57542-694-5

  • Parent Council®  Selection

“Recommended.”—Gifted Child Today

“Provides effective, easy, thought-provoking, and fun activities that can begin or continue conversations with your children.” —California Association for the Gifted

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Character Building Day by Day
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What Do You Stand For? For Kids
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