Life Skills

Character Camp: Helping Children Know and Understand How to Be Their Best (FLEX)

In this flex class, students will learn 4 different characteristics and habits to help them be the best they can be. "Character is the real foundation for all worthwhile success." John Hays Hammond
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Assignments are not required but are encouraged to help the learner reinforce what they have learned.  These activities are also great conversation starters with adults to further understand the content.
 4 files available upon enrollment
Week 1: Optimism poem, optimism supply list, homemade lemonade recipe (optional), cootie catcher craft, crayons, markers or colored pencils, 3-4 Balloons, marker to write on the balloons (permanent works best), and an adult-approved "popping" device to help pop the balloon (we can always sit on them to make them pop too), Silver lining Craft printouts, string or yarn, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, colored pencils, construction paper. Week 2: Kindness poem, Kindness Calendar (seasonal), I can fill a bucket Coloring Sheet, Crayons or markers, Scissors, a container to fill with Acts of Kindness, Kindness Rock/Bird Feeder Craft instructions, and supply list (Learner's choice) Week 3: Gratitude poem printout, Gratitude Journal printout, and My Grateful Leaves * craft. (*seasonal: snowballs, sunshine, or daisy), something to write and draw with, crayon, marker, or pencil is acceptable, gratitude ball/pumpkin/snowball*, scissors, brads or metal fasteners x 2, pipe cleaner for pumpkin* (*seasonal), medium-sized Rock, paints and paintbrushes, or markers, dropcloth or tablecloth to paint on. Week 4: STOP - THINK - ACT printout, self-control poem, a sweet treat from home (ex: marshmallows), Cool Down Area printout, container or cup
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
We use many books written by Diane Alber and Alicia Ortego as well as some video clips from YouTube to help reinforce the lesson. Specific links are below:
Week 1:
Pop Negative Self-Talk by BlueJack Kids:
Week 4:
All About Self-Control:
My Strong Mind, by Niles Van Hove read-aloud:


Cyndi Laninga
Lives in the United States
Happy Kids Are Healthy Kids
255 total reviews
373 completed classes

About Me

Hello there!

My name is Cyndi Laninga, and I live in Middlebury, IN, USA! I am a mother of 3 amazing kiddos; a 7-year-old, 11-year-old, and 14-year-old. I received my B.A. Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. Since... 
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