What does it mean to be a friend? What does a friend do? What does a friend say? How does a friend feel? Friendship Frog is one of the nine Characters of Character. Friendship Frog teaches children that friends are honest with each other, that friends can play together, laugh together, walk together, sing together, […]
Teaching children perseverance can be difficult at times. Do’er Duck is just one of the nine Characters of Character. This character says, “Never Give Up” and children can understand this. To persevere at even a simple task can be difficult for some, but, when you say, “Do’er Duck says, Never Give Up” will put a […]
Thanks to Ric Gruber who is on the Board of Directors for Characters of Character, Joni got to meet Gale Sayers! It was an honor to say the least and what fun it is to meet and learn about others doing good things for our children and communities. The Gale Sayers Foundation had a Fundraiser […]
This month of December, Manners Monkey met with the Junior Scouts who were teaching the Brownies about Girl Scout cookie selling. Manners Monkey spent the afternoon with the girls and discussed the importance of having good manners, using polite words and helping others to use their manners if they forget. Manners Monkey shared the picture […]
While the Characters of Character were being piloted at an Elementary School in Grayslake, a beautiful 2nd grade girl Megan was in love with the character Do’er Duck! The trait that Do’er Duck represents is Perseverance, this character says: “Never Give Up” and “I Know You Can” which is something that our children need to […]
In 2012, Joni received a phone call from Shelby Hill. Shelby was a high school senior at the time and was running for the title of Miss Roy Utah. She wanted to know if she could use our Characters of Character as her platform because she believes in teaching our young children the importance of […]
Self-Esteem Elephant had so much fun at Lombard Community Play Day! These kids wanted to jump rope with Self-Esteem Elephant and this character was so happy to play! You can bring the Characters of Character to your school or community, too! We love meeting new people and places bringing ‘character’ wherever we go!
Healthy Hippo visits Whole Foods in Kildeer. Teaching children about healthy habits is an important trait. Healthy Hippo is one of nine animal characters with Characters of Character and each of them will be visiting the Whole Foods in Kildeer sometime this soon! Keep an eye out for Behavior Bear, Do’er Duck, Friendship Frog, Manners […]
Healthy Hippo visits Whole Foods this summer to discuss healthy habits. Whole Foods has all the healthy foods you can imagine! After listening to a story, this dad helps his daughter cut out the Healthy Hippo paper bag puppet she colored. They all did a great job with this! Joni read the story “Let’s Be […]
The girls loved meeting Healthy Hippo at Whole Foods in Kildeer this summer! They learned about healthy foods, healthy activities and healty ways to keep their body in good shape, too! A healthy body is as important as a healthy mind.
Each year, Rod and Jan McKenzie and Higher Up Ministries host an amazing community event named Boxwood Bash. The community located in Mt. Prospect enjoy the festivities of the day that so many come out and volunteer their time and talent to bring a good time to the children and families here. Respectful Rabbit shared […]
The McHenry Sheriff’s Department and TARGET had teamed up again this summer for National Night Out event on August 5 at Harrison Elementary. This was a great event for the community! The Sheriff’s Department brought in special vehicles for the families to see, the Fire Department had a Fire Truck on hand for the children […]
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 […]
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 […]