Image of the Patience Teacher PackPatience is “waiting without getting upset.” Some things just take time—like growing up, traveling from one place to another, or learning something new. A patient person responds to these situations with a positive outlook and attitude. This includes trying new approaches and “pushing through” in order to overcome obstacles.

Patience is a necessary part of life. Instead of getting frustrated when you face a difficult situation, patience helps you respond the right way—without getting upset or losing your temper. This makes everyone’s life better at school, at home, while driving in the car, or when checking out at the grocery store.


  1. Wait my turn.
  2. Not complain when I don’t get my way.
  3. Accept what cannot be changed.
  4. Use my time wisely.
  5. Try and try again.


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Learn hand motions for the poem and song. Taught by Robert Greenlaw.

Get lyrics to the poem in the Patience Teacher Pack.

Read the full nature story in the Patience Teacher Pack.

Get music for "When the Time is Right" in the Songbook & CD set.