Image of the Availability Teacher PackAvailability is “being ready and willing to help.” This means putting others’ needs ahead of your own and lending a helping hand when you can. This might include carrying books for a teacher, unloading groceries for your mom, opening the door for someone else, cleaning up after a meal, or reading to a younger brother or sister.

Availability is similar to team sports. When individuals combine their efforts toward a common goal, they can achieve what they could not do alone. With team spirit and cooperation, victory waits just around the corner!


  1. Put others ahead of myself.
  2. Find a way to help, not a way to hide.
  3. Be ready when I am called.
  4. Be glad for the chance to serve.
  5. Get permission before I make commitments.


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

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

Get lyrics to the poem in the Availability Teacher Pack.

Read the full nature story in the Availability Teacher Pack.

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