Building Character from the Start: 201 Activities to Foster Creativity, Literacy, and Play in K-3 (PDF)

Activity book full of energy and inspiration.


From Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor—the authors of Great Group Games!

Every page of this K-3 activity book is full of energy and inspiration. Kids and teachers alike will have fun while building new skills and assets. It is divided into three easy-to-use sections:

  • Creativity. Kids are prompted to finish a coloring page with their own ideas and dreams. Each page is meant to build a specific asset, which is made easier with suggested discussion questions.
  • Literacy. Synopses of nearly 100 books include follow-up questions and ideas for taking the book’s lessons even further.
  • Play. Fun for every grade level and area of interest-word games, community-building games, team-building games, and more!

Building Character is ideal for anyone who works with kids in grades K-3, including teachers, day-care providers, and after-school program providers.

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Susan Ragsdale, Ann Saylor