Hero Training! Character Challenge for Kids {Week #1 HELPFUL}

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Yay! It’s the first challenge in the Hero Training series! To start off the series, we will begin with the character trait helpful.

If you haven’t read the introduction to the series yet, check it out here (it has all the instructions and info you’ll need).

I hope you have fun doing the challenges and, don’t forget, if you’re joining in be sure to use the hashtag #herotrainingcc on instagram and twitter!

Lesson

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Hero Trait: Helpful

Definition: Serving others with a joyful heart

Super Hero: Robin (because he helps Batman)

Memory Verse: In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give then to receive.” (Acts 20:35 NIV)

Examples of Jesus Displaying this Trait:

  • Washing the disciples feet (John 13:1-17)
  • Calming the storm (Mark 4:35-41)
  • Healing the blind man (John 9:1-12)
  • Christ as a servant (Philippians 2:1-18)

Discussion Questions:

  • When was a time that you were helpful?
  • What is something that someone has done to help you?
  • Can you think of a time that Jesus was helpful?
  • How can you be more helpful?

Notes:

  • For the purpose of this character trait, we made it to essentially be synonymous with serving. So, any story where Jesus is serving someone would be perfect to talk about (there are lots to choose from!).
  • Since K is only 3, I just summarized the passages we talked about for him. You can also read the story from a children’s bible if you can find it in one. Or, if your child is older, go ahead and read directly from a Bible.
  • This week’s verse is the longest one! It helped us to make up some motions to go with it. Also, since K is pretty young, I did shorten it just a little bit for him.
  • Not every superhero fits perfectly with their character trait – but Robin sure does! As Batman’s right hand man he is a great example of being a helper!
  • Every week we listen to the song “Jesus is my Superhero” to remember who is the best super hero of them all! We talk about how Jesus is the best hero because he saved us and about how he is the only one who can do all the hero traits perfectly. I found this awesome version (Lego stop motion!) of the song on youtube and K loved it!

Challenges

Challenge #1

Memorize this week’s verse!

Challenge #2

Help with a chore in the house that you don’t normally do.

Challenge #3

Help cook a meal or bake a treat.

Challenge #4

Do something helpful in your neighborhood.

Challenge #5

Helping Hands Craft

Helping Hands Craft -- Hero Training: Kid's Character Challenge www.simplelifemessylife.com

Supplies Needed:

Directions:

Choose one of your pieces of paper to be your heart and cut it out. Glue the heart to the other piece of paper. Trace your child’s hands onto the sides of the heart (alternately, trace and cut out of another piece of paper or make handprints with paint). Write “my hands are for helping” on the top. Let your child decorate more if they want.

Character Badge

If you followed the tutorial here and made your own super hero cape and character badges, your child will have earned his or her first badge once all the challenges are complete!

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I seriously do not know what is up with his crazy smiles lately! 🙂

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If you come up with another way of giving “badges” (or something similar) to keep track of your child’s progress – I’d love to see it! I’d also love to see how you complete the challenges! Tag your post with #herotrainingcc on Instagram or Twitter!

Well, that’s it for week one of Hero Training! If you join in, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know how it is going in the comments!

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15 Comments

  1. Todd on October 16, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Can you please send your super hero to my house 🙂

  2. […] past weeks here: week one (helpful), week two (self-controlled), week three (creative), week four (attentive), week five […]

  3. barnolds barnes on November 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I just found this series and am really excited to start it with my 3.5 yr old son. Thanks so much for taking the time to create it!

    • Liz Millay on November 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      You are very welcome – I hope you have a great time with it! 🙂

  4. […] past weeks here: week one (helpful), week two (self-controlled), week three (creative), week four (attentive), week five […]

  5. […] past weeks here: week one (helpful), week two (self-controlled), week three (creative), week four (attentive), week five […]

  6. Why I'm a "Lazy" Parent - Steadfast Family on April 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    […] day, we were working on the character trait of helpful, and he decided to empty his own trash. Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that sooner? A quick […]

  7. April on May 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I am so thankful that I have found this! My preschool Sunday school class is going to love this! Thank you so much!

    • Liz Millay on May 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      How fun! You’ll have to let me know how it goes! 🙂

  8. Denise on September 12, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you so much for these awesome ideas. I am using them to in my Sunday School class for 3-5 years old. I am so excited about it and they are too. I have a question, though. the superhero images…where did you get them from? God bless you!

  9. Katie on October 12, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I am about to try this with my four year old. I am so excited about this! He is going through a stage where he isn’t very interested in learning and he isn’t wanting to go to Sunday school during church and hopefully by doing this at home it will help get him back on track. Awesome ideas!!

  10. Chantelle on January 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Hi.. this series is lovely and would love to use it at school. I work at a catholic school and my classroom is superhero themed. Is there any way to download the posters, so that they can go up on the wall in class when we are focusing on that character trait? Many thanks
    Chantelle

    • Liz Millay on January 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Hello Chantelle! That sounds like a fun idea. Unfortunately, I don’t have those images in a poster format. They have been requested before though, so it is something that I was wanting to do. When do you need it by? I am out of town next week, but can get them made the following week.

  11. Lacey Knotts on October 9, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I love these pictures of the superheros. Is there somehow I can download the picture and the sayings of honesty, etc.? I would love to use them at a baptism party.

    Thanks,
    Lacey

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