Resources & Activities

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
– Plautus


Patience is not the simplest thing to learn, and it is becoming more difficult to teach as technology advances. Patience is easier to learn earlier in life before the distractions of life and the world get in the way. Here are some activities that will assist you in teaching this invaluable character trait:

  • Coloring Detailed Coloring Books – We have created The Patience Coloring Book based on the “Do You Have Any Patience?” book.
    The Patience Coloring Book
  • Patience Reward Chart – Using a patience reward chart for tracking progress and setting a reward when the goal is reached will create a more visual, tangible understanding of patience.
    Download and Print Your Own Rewards Charts Below:
    1. Patience Reward Chart - Blue
      Blue Chart
    2. Patience Reward Chart - Green
      Green/Yellow Chart
  • Mazes and Word Searches – Mazes and Word Searches are fantastic and fun ways to encourage patience and pride without needing to explain the concept to the child. Mazes and Word Searches are also independent games that can be easier for a child to stay determined to finish. We have created The Patience Activity Book based on the “Do You Have Any Patience?” book filled with 50 activity pages including word searches, mazes, puzzles, and more.
The Patience Activity Book
  • Download and Print Our Mazes and Word Searches Below:
  • Pass the Parcel – This is played by wrapping newspaper around treat or prize, and repeating the process until you have created a ball. The ball will be passed around (usually to music) and the children take turns unwrapping the parcel one layer at a time.
  • Preparing Food to Eat – The process of preparing food to eat teaches goal setting, work ethic, patience, and ultimately reward for said hard work.
  • Puzzles – Working on puzzles is a great way to teach patience at a very young age and reinforce this lesson as the child matures and can work on more difficult puzzles.
  • Saving Money Toward Something Special – It may sound silly, but teaching the basic concept of saving money is a lesson that is not taught in school. In a time where the shelves are overstocked and same-day shipping, this is a life lesson that will have a direct impact on a child once they are grown. Sit down and have a discussion about what the child wants and how much it costs. Next, have a discussion explaining some simple tasks to be completed for a small monetary reward that will be added to a jar so the child is able to see their progress. Finally, try to set a realistic timeframe for the tasks to be completed in order to set the expectations which will make it easier to be successful.

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