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1 Character Traits Copy Work By Kathie Morrissey The Character Corner Kathie Morrissey 1

2 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Attentiveness 4 Contentment 5 Diligence 6 Faith 7 Forgiveness 8 Generosity 9 Gratitude 10 Humility 11 Initiative 12 Joy 13 Kindness 14 Love 15 Loyalty 16 Meekness 17 Obedience 18 Orderliness 19 atience 20 ersistence 21 romptness 22 Responsibility 23 Self-Control 24 Truthfulness 25 Virtue 26 Wisdom 27 Appendix 28 2

3 Introduction This book is designed to help you easily introduce your child to 24 different character qualities, while they practice their penmanship. The meaning of each trait is written for them to copy, and there is also a Bible reference for the trait, with the verse or the meaning of it given, as well. You can use this as a morning character lesson, and then have them do their penmanship to help reinforce the quality they have learned. Also, the appendix at the back has a list of suggested songs for some of the character qualities. This is just another way to help your kids get the meaning of the trait in their mind. Check out our website for more parenting resources to help you train your children in Godly character: 3

4 ATTENTIVENESS Attentiveness is listening with the eyes, ears, and heart. salm 85:8a- I will hear what God the Lord will speak. 4

5 CONTENTMENT Contentment is being happy with what I have. I Timothy 6:6- But godliness with contentment is great gain. 5

6 DILIGENCE Diligence is working hard to finish a job. roverbs 12:24a- The hand of the diligent will bear rule. 6

7 FAITH Faith is believing God will do what He says. Romans 10:17- Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. 7

8 FORGIVENESS Forgiveness is treating someone as though they never hurt me. Colossians 3:13b- Forgive others, like Christ forgave you. 8

9 GENEROSITY Generosity is sharing what I have. II Corinthians 9:7b- God loves a cheerful giver. 9

10 GRATITUDE Gratitude is being thankful and saying so. I Thessalonians 5:18- Give thanks in everything. 10

11 HUMILITY Humility is not taking credit for what God and others have done. James 4:6b- God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 11

12 INITIATIVE Initiative is seeing a task and doing it without being asked. roverbs 6:6-8- The ant works to without anyone telling it to. 12

13 JOY Joy is being happy inside and out. salm 35:9- My soul will be joyful in the Lord. 13

14 KINDNESS Kindness is treating others with tender, gentle words and ways. Ephesians 4:32- Be kind to one another. 14

15 LOVE Love is meeting another s need unselfishly. John 13:34b- Love others as Christ loved you. 15

16 LOYALTY Loyalty is not changing in our support of someone. John 15:13- Greatest love is when a man gives his life for a friend. 16

17 MEEKNESS Meekness is patience without anger. Titus 3:2b- Show meekness to all men. 17

18 OBEDIENCE Obedience is doing what I m told with a happy heart. Ephesians 6:1- Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 18

19 ORDERLINESS Orderliness means everything is in its place. I Corinthians 14:40- Let all things be done decently and in order. 19

20 ATIENCE atience is waiting with a happy spirit. James 5:8- Be patient. 20

21 ERSISTENCE ersistence is doing a job when it gets tougher than expected. Galatians 6:9- Don t get tired of doing what is right. 21

22 ROMTNESS romptness is being on time. Ecclesiastes 3:1a- There is a time for everything. 22

23 RESONSIBILITY Responsibility is doing what I know I ought to do. I Corinthians 4:2- It is required that a steward be faithful. 23

24 SELF-CONTROL Self-control is doing what is right even when I don t feel like it. Galatians 5:22, 23- Self-control is a fruit of the spirit. 24

25 TRUTHFULNESS Truthfulness is saying what we know without adding or subtracting from the facts. roverbs 14:5- A faithful witness will not lie. 25

26 VIRTUE Virtue is purity, goodness, and moral excellence in all I think, say, or do. II eter 1:5a- Add to your faith, virtue. 26

27 WISDOM Wisdom is thinking God s way. roverbs 4:7- Wisdom is the most important thing. 27

28 AENDIX atch the irate raises 1 CD has many fun character building songs for kids. I have chosen the songs from this CD that go with the character traits in this book. (a song for 15 of the 24 traits) Your kids will enjoy the songs, but even more important, when they sing them, the songs will stick in their heads. I always loved it when I heard one of my kids walking around singing a character song! If you aren't familiar with atch the irate, he has written adventure stories for children, and character building songs are woven in to each adventure. The raises 1 CD is a combination of songs from several of the adventure stories. The music is conservative but up beat enough for kids to enjoy. Just to give you an example of the songs, here are some of the words from the song called "Initiative": "Dirty dishes in the sink, make me stop and make me think Wash them, dry them, wait for more, We need to do this chore. Initiative, that's the way, to make us joyful every day, Initiative, see a task, do it before you're asked." Trait Character Song Trait Character Song Attentiveness Wiggle Worm Obedience Obey Right Away Generosity Sharing ersistence Little by Little Gratitude I Love Broccoli romptness Do It Now Initiative Initiative Responsibility I Want to be Faithful Joy The Joy of Jesus Self-Control Temper Tantrum Tilly Kindness Harmony at Home Truthfulness Tell the Truth Loyalty My Very Best Friend Virtue A Good Example Meekness Servant s Heart 28