Respectful Rabbit made a school visit last year after the school received a grant from TARGET. Joni read the story “Respect Wears Many Hats” and members of the community came out to join the children and teach them about respect. There were the Policemen, Firemen, Paramedics, a Chef, A Dentist and more to help the […]
The classroom discussed Self=Esteem Elephant and what it means to be proud of yourself. Here, they wrote and drew a picture titled, “I like me” which opens up a great discussion with the classroom about what it is they like about themselves, what they are good at and share this with their peers. A simple and […]
Our very first Fundraiser at Nick’s Pizza in Crystal Lake with Desmond Clark of the Chicago Bears! Need I say how much fun the day was! Joni and Joe made an 88 WAYZ Bags Game and Desmond autographed it for the winner. Who was the winner, Nick of course of Nick’s Pizza and his son, […]
Friendship Frog made a visit to Chesterbook and after the children met the character, they skipped their outdoor time to write letters to their new friend!
John makes his favorite character, Friendship Frog out of clay.
Characters of Character is invited year after year to attend the Boxwood Bash put on by Rod and Jan. We simply bring coloring pages and crayons and engage in conversations with the children in the community. Our table is always welcome and full of good character!
Warm-Hearted Walrus helped these students to decorate large drop off boxes in the community. Then, the community collected donated items to bring to the Grafton Food Pantry. This was a lesson to help children understand what it means to be kind, as well as helping in the community. A simple gesture, a simple project and […]
This little girl was so engaged in looking at the pictures of the characters! Can you imagine her reaction when she got to meet them and learn what they represent?
Joni visits local library and engage the children in an activity about Behavior Bear. This is just one of nine animal characters that Joni created to help teach children about good character. Behavior Bear was the topic of conversation, a new puppet and headband were the art project and good behavior was had by all!
Self-Esteem Elephant mad a classroom visit, and afterwards the students made their own art activity with coloring, cutting and beading a necklace that says: “I Like Me”. This is the message that Self-Esteem Elephant teaches children, to like who they are. We are all different on the outside, but we are the same on the […]
Manners Monkey made a classroom visit. Joni does a good job implementing an activity to engage the children in each character and the trait they represent. The kids were amazed at the drawing of Manners Monkey and Madison had to show Manners Monkey what Joni drew! We discussed what it means to have good manners, […]
Making a paper bag puppet is alot of fun and easy to do when you learn about Friendship Frog and friendships. This girl is proud of the puppet she made at school after Friendship Frog had made a classroom visit to her school where she learned that friends can make puppets together, too!
These children knew who Friendship Frog was because they learned about this character at school. Now, because Friendship Frog loves making new friends, this character went to surprise Wil at his birthday party! Friendship Frog made alot of new friends that day and guess what, these kids still know who Friendship Frog is because this […]
WHO WE ARE Characters of Character is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing tools and resources to educators and parents to help teach children nine positive character traits. The traits that Characters of Character focuses on are behavior, perseverance, friendship, healthy habits, manners, respect, responsibility, self-esteem, and kindness. We believe that introducing these traits at a […]
Take a moment to get to know the Board of Directors, Team Members, & active volunteers at Characters of Character! JONI- Founder Joni is the creator of this wonderful organization. She created these Characters over ten years ago and after seeing the positive impact that our Characters had on children she decided to form a […]