Teaching Benevolence with a Free Character Planner

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

The holiday seasons are right around the corner. With the holidays comes lots of opportunities to teach our children to show love, kindness and generosity. Teaching our kids that it is better to give than to receive is a great way to teach them about being benevolent.

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What is Benevolence?

Benevolence is the desire to do good for others, to be kind, charitable and generous. It is the ability to see that someone is in need and to fill that need for them. Benevolence is the opposite of selfish. You are giving of your time, money and resources to help someone else, wanting nothing in return.

Examples to teach benevolence to your kids:

  • Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Teaching the golden rule is a great way to get your kids thinking about their actions, especially being kind and giving.
  • Lead by example. Let your kids see you as parents giving freely and helping others in need.
  • Look for opportunities to serve and give in your community or through your church.
  • Operation Christmas Child is a great way to get your young children involved in picking out gifts, and much needed items to children in different parts of the country.
  • Serve in a soup kitchen or a community outreach event, food drive or gift drive during the holidays.
  • Adopt a family for the holidays. Do you know someone who could use some extra help during the holidays? Offer to feed them, or purchase gifts or groceries to surprise them with and droip them off on their doorstep with your kids.

Another great way to teach a character trait like benevolence is through our monthly Character Counts planners. These are free for subscribers each month and they teach you how to plan a month long study on the specific character trait.

Free Benevolence Character Study Planner Printable Pack:

There are many options of printable sheets to choose from to use with your family. They are not dated like our other planners, so they can be used anytime in the year. Many familiesĀ  love that our planners are open and go. The planners are simple and fun, with activities that are good for all ages in your family, including parents

We like to print ours out and store them in a character training binder. I create tabs for each character trait so we can pull them out as we need to focus on something specific. Character training is a great addition to a family morning or Bible time in your homeschool. You can even use them for a fun family night with the activity ideas and brainstorming sheets to work on together.

This is what is included:

  • Benevolence Family Checklist Worksheet
  • 4 Week Study on Benevolence vs. Selfishness
  • Analyze and Evaluation Sheets
  • Character Trait Planning Worksheets
  • Benevolence Printable Posters and Scripture Posters
  • Family Character Brainstorming Session Sheets
  • Benevolence and Your Gifts
  • Study Worksheets for Kids
  • Certificate of Completion

The directions on how to download your free Character Counts Planner are sent in each weekly ezine. The planner access information is always located at the bottom of each email. If you are not signed up, you can sign upĀ HERE.