Exercising Your Character

Exercising Your Character

Join us for dancing, singing, and motivational messages from famous athletes, coaches, and role models. If your class has not attended the Exercising Your Character (EYC) event before, they are in for an experience they will never forget!

We’re proud to partner with our friends at Hy-Vee, who have sponsored this event since  2007.


Check out these free activities to use before and after the event to enhance your students’ learning.

Class Rules Contract

Consequences of Words

Digital Citizenship

Finding Common Ground


Keeping Promises


Making Good Choices

Preparation and Hard Work

Playing by the Rules

Protecting the Environment

Respecting Differences

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Three Fairness Activities

Tower of Trust

We’re Counted On

When Mistakes Happen

Words Like Tooothpaste

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Character Skills lesson activities

More Activities

Check out our online resource library for more free lesson plans and other great resources. Topics include:

  • Each of the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship)
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Positive Relationships
  • Goal Achievement
  • High Standards and Improvement
  • Leadership and Service
  • Life Balance and Purpose
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Stress
  • Time  and Priority Management

Resource Highlight

Free K-5 Lesson: Finding Common Ground

Overview: Students will explore the benefits of finding common ground with others in their community. This lesson promotes good citizenship.

Character Education Objectives: 

Students will:

  • experience finding common ground with others.
  • discuss how collaboration and community are impacted by citizens finding things in common.
  • journal about how they can connect with others in their communities.