Downloadable Activities: Time to Get Started

Classroom activities for educators to teach students the important skill of taking the initiative in everyday tasks and to stop making excuses.

Bryan Smith


Learning how to take initiative and get things done is an important executive function skill for children. Author and educator Bryan Smith has developed five activities to accompany the storybook Time to Get Started. The lessons are designed to teach children the steps on how to take initiative and get started on work at school and at home.

Five Downloadable PDF Activities include:

    • Baby Steps
    • The Perfect PB&J?
    • What's Stopping You?
    • What Would You Do?
    • A Helpful Poem

Time to Get Started is part of the Executive FUNction series and is recommended for these activities.

A link to obtain the downloadable activities will be sent via the email address provided.

Produced by Boys Town Press

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