Our A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Patience Can Help Kids Reflect on Cultivating Patience.
Invite children to think about different ways to practice being patient with themselves and others with this fun, open-ended A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Patience worksheet. Choose from two versions of this activity - one in color and the other in black-and-white.
How to Use the A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Patience
To complete this virtue worksheet, fill in a word or phrase for each letter of the alphabet that illustrates a way to be patient with yourself or others. Some examples could include, D—don’t rush your body to grow,
S—stand in line without complaining, W—wait for an event to happen without becoming grumpy with others, etc.
Students can work alone or in teams. Some players may want to score sheets for fun based on the number of words or phrases provided while other participants will choose to track who gives the most examples or play for points using the point gauge below. Just follow this simple point scale based on words beginning with the following letters:
A-Z Quest Point Scale
AEIOUW = 1 point
DHLNRST = 2 points
BCFGMPVJK = 3 points
QXYZ = 4 points
Total score for a fully completed A-Z Worksheet is 63pts.*
*Note: Some teachers may decide to award extra points for providing more than one answer to a letter. Be sure to establish rules at the beginning of each quest and feel free to make changes for subsequent quests as research skills improve.
Age: Gr. 4+
Focus: Fact recall
Theme: Virtue of patience, ways to practice patient, virtues
The worksheet is provided in both color and black-and-white versions.