Make a Sign to Stand Up for What’s Right!
Helping others is rewarding — like Dora knows from her adventures.
Making a simple sign is a great way to practice being an upstander! It’s an easy way for your child to express themselves and to help others.
There’s a lot of “wrong” in the world that we can help right — from people littering in the community garden and pet owners not cleaning up after their dogs to racial injustice and polluted oceans. A great way that children can show what they care about is by making signs or posters expressing their points of view and how they feel.
Parent/Caregiver Tip: By 3 or 4 years old, children often have a keen sense of justice and notice when something isn’t “right” in their eyes. It’s a great age to introduce the idea of being an upstander to help make a difference for everyone.
- Poster board and art supplies or sidewalk chalk
- Let’s make a sign to stand up for what’s right!
- Let’s look around us for something that we feel isn’t right or fair. Let’s choose an issue that matters to us like littering, protecting the environment, protecting animals, or keeping children safe and healthy.
- Let’s use paper and markers or sidewalk chalk to make a big sign that reminds people to do what’s right. Let’s draw and use words to make our point!
- Let’s make sure other people can see our sign to change hearts and minds.