Honesty

Honesty is “being truthful in what I say and do.” Honesty is more than just accurately reporting facts. It includes what you say, and it also includes what you don't say! For example, if your mom asks, "Did you eat the cookies?" you could accurately say "no" if you just ate one cookie. But that would be deceitful.

Honesty also includes your actions. For example, to cheat on a test is to pretend you know the answers when you really don't. Or to steal candy from a store is to act like you paid for it when you really didn't. Honesty means saying and doing what is true, not false.Image of the Honesty Teacher Pack

I WILL:

  1. Tell the truth.
  2. Play by the rules.
  3. Not exaggerate the facts.
  4. Admit when I am wrong.
  5. Not take things that don't belong to me.

DISCUSSION STARTERS:

(Permission granted to reproduce this lesson for educational use. Credit: CharacterFirstEd.com

Free downloads:

Collage of activity sheets and free downloadsSupplement the curriculum with these reproducible sheets. (Click a link to open or save PDF.)

Videos

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

Get lyrics to the poem in the Honesty Teacher Pack.

Read the full nature story in the Honesty Teacher Pack.

Get music for “Telling the Truth” in the Songbook & CD set.