Downloadable Activity: The Blame Game (GRIT & Bear It!)

Tamara Zentic, MS


Students will practice self-correcting their behavior and take responsibility for their actions with this activity allowing the class to explore the idea that effort, not blaming others, will improve their future. This is an excellent exercise from Tamara Zentic's, GRIT & Bear It! Activity Guide, to help students understand that mistakes can turn into opportunities. 

This exercise is recommended for grades 5-10.

Materials needed:

    • GRIT & Bear It! book (recommended)
    • 2 signs that read "I made a mistake"
    • 2 jars
    • Slips of paper
    • Links to video clips that demonstrate not blaming others or circumstances
    • Pencils 
    • Paper
    • Boys Town Social Skill poster, "Taking Responsibility" (provided as a PDF in color)
    • Boys Town Social Skill poster, "Self-Correction" (provided as a PDF in color)

An email address must be provided to obtain the activity.

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