Focus on the Family

Compassion

The deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another, together with the need to give aid and support

Character Crew activities help you and your children discuss important qualities each person should display toward God, self, others and creation. This lesson concerns compassion. Spend some time with your child this month explaining the virtues of compassion and suggest ways to serve those who are less fortunate. As parents/guardians, we should set aside time to teach our children character traits that will make them outstanding, admired citizens. Every day is filled with opportunities for helping them learn about the character traits we value and want to encourage.

To Do

  1. Go over the Compassion (pdf) poster together and put it on the refrigerator.
  2. Read the story, Odd Man Out, with your child and discuss the questions at the end.
  3. Do the Showing Compassion activity to reinforce the compassion character trait.

Materials