Presidents Day: The Making of a Leader
Being a leader is hard work and a lot of responsibility. Not only are there leaders in office, but there are leaders within our community that share key traits which make them a good leader. As a family, work on this activity to identify the qualities needed to be a good leader.
- Challenge each other to brainstorm words that describe a good leader and individually make a list qualities and traits needed to be a good leader. Keep your lists hidden until everyone is done then share your lists.
Ask each other: What are some traits that we all think are important for a leader to have? Do we disagree on any?
- Search online for a picture of a leader you admire. A good leader can be anyone from the President to an older sibling to a local community figure. Make a list of two or three traits that describe what kind of leader they are.
- Create a leader: Print our outline below. Create the ideal leader using some of the traits from your lists.