Who Was Squanto? – A Study in Character

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Who Was Squanto? – A Study in Character: an activity for children of all ages. In this activity, children will learn more about Squanto and about the true meaning of friendship.

  • Supplies:
  • Throughout the week, memorize John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
  • Read the following book:
  • Talk about ways you and your child have seen God work in your own lives and write them down. Ask your child these questions: “How has God turned a bad situation in your life to good? How did you handle the situation? How has God blessed you?” List the things you are grateful for.
  • Place the page(s) in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
  • Read one or more of the following books:
  • Talk about positive character traits, focusing specifically on helpfulness and how to be a friend to others. You can find a list of other positive character traits to talk about at character-training.com.
  • Draw a picture of Squanto.
  • Have your child label any and all character attributes they can think of for Squanto. Record a younger child’s explanations/dictations as needed.
  • Talk about what they think might have happened to the Pilgrims if Squanto hadn’t befriended them.
  • Draw a self-portrait.
  • Talk about and then label ways to be a friend to others.
  • Work through this list gradually as Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.
  • Place the page(s) in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.