Every day this
week give a sincere compliment to someone. Create a weekly planner that will
you track your behavior. Each day you must write who you gave the compliment to and describe
2. Look up the definition of respect. Write it down. Now describe ways you have acted respectfully
or disrespectfully this week.
3. Make a list of people you think are respectful and why you added them to your list.
4. Think of someone who is respectful and talk about why they would be a good friend.
5. Discuss why acting respectful is important.
6. Work alone or with a partner to create a song, a rap, or a chant about respect. Your words should
tell why respect is important and how it could make the world a better place. Write the rap on a piece of paper and be ready to respect it to the group if called upon.
7. What are three ways you can show your teacher respect?
8. What are three ways you can show your parents respect?
9. Make a list of things people say who are respectful. Here are a few: “please.” “Thank you.”
“I appreciate that.” “May I hold the door?” “Pardon me.” “I’m sorry I offended you.”
10. Make a list of things people do who are respectful. Here are a few: hold the door open for
someone who needs help, listen without interrupting, don’t talk back, whine, or sass, throw away trash.
11. Watch a half hour TV show. Who was respectful or disrespectful, and why?
12. Interview someone and ask what’s one way to show respect to another person. Write it.
13. List five ways we could show greater respect for our environment.
14. What would you do if an adult was disrespectful to you? Suppose the grown-up yelled at
you for something you didn’t do. What do you say? What do you do? Describe your answer in 50
15. Design a bumper sticker about respect. Include on the bumper sticker: the word Respect, a
motor or slogan for why you should use it and at least three words that describe it.
16. Describe a respectful way to answer the phone.
17. Suppose you’re invited to your friend’s home for a family dinner. What are some ways you
could show respect and courtesy when your first arrive? At their table? When you leave? Write at
least 50 words.
18. Cut a long strip of butcher paper 3 x 36” (or use adding machine tape). Roll each of the ends
around a pencil and tape the ends to the pencil. Use crayons, colored pencils or ink pens to draw a
scene of what respect looks and sounds like in action. Roll up your movie and be ready to share your story.
19. Make a campaign poster about respect. Make sure you include the word “Respect” and two
reasons why someone would want to vote for having respect at your school. You could use
construction paper, felt pens, crayons, magazine cut-outs and templates.
20. Look up the word “respect” in a dictionary. Find at least 10 different words that mean almost
the same thing as “respectful.” These words are called synonyms. Write each synonym on a paper
strip. Link your paper strips together to make a chain and staple the ends of each link.
21. Use glue to write on bright-colored paper a few statements that respectful people would say
to put a smile on someone else’s face. Now carefully sprinkle the letters with glitter. You’ve made
22. Design a mobile using paper, string, and a clothes hanger. The mobile must show at least
four different ways you can show respect to yourself, other people, and property.
23. Read about John Muir. How did he show respect to the environment?
24. List at least five synonyms for the word respect.
25. Draw a picture of your head and cut it out. Or make your silhouette by standing in front of an
overhead projector. Have a friend trace the silhouette that appears on a piece of paper taped on the
wall. Cut out your silhouette. What kinds of things would a respectful character do? Write or draw
at least 8 characteristics of respectful people inside the silhouette. Circle ones that you do.
26. Make a banner about respect. You could make it from cardboard, burlap, material, wallpaper
or construction paper. Decorate your banner with pictures and word cutouts that show respect.
Include at least 10 ways to show respect to other people.
27. Cut out a newspaper or magazine article about a person who showed respect. What did
they do to demonstrate respect?
28. Write a commercial about respect. Try to sell respect so others will want to start using it.
For instance, say something positive that might happen in the world if more people showed respect
to one another.
29. Write a word for each letter in the word respect that means almost the same thing.
30. List five antonyms for the word respect.
31. Make a collage for respect on a piece of poster board. Draw pictures or paste magazine
pictures that show different ways you can show respect to tohers.
32. Find at least five pictures of people showing respect to others. Make a collage.
33. Write a paragraph describing how the world would be different if more people showed respect toward one another.
34. Create a recipe for respect. What ingredients do you need?
35. Design a campaign button that would help someone understand what respect means