Downloadable Activity: Can You Do It? (GRIT & Bear It!)

Tamara Zentic


Students will display effort as they perform tasks and will gain an understanding of the advantages of delaying gratification. Students will also display grit by continuing to work at accomplishing tasks, even after experiencing failure. Enjoy the book GRIT & Bear It! written by Tamara Zentic and extend the learning with GRIT & Bear It! Activity Guide with more to choose from! 

This exercise is recommended for grades 3 and up. The activity may be altered to allow students in grades K – 2 to enjoy as well! 

Materials needed

  • 3 golf balls
  • A challenging jigsaw/crossword/word search puzzle
  • Several difficult story problems
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Visual of the social skill “Displaying Effort” (provided as a PDF)

An email address must be provided to obtain the activity.

Produced by Boys Town Press

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