Watch your favourite sports team at practice, test your focus on a balance beam or go on a unique hike. Review these and lots more ideas that make studying perseverance a blast!

Select from a whole caboodle of ideas that encourage kids to:

  • be self-disciplined “finishers” who see a task through
  • deal constructively with discouragement
  • stay faithful to God, persist in prayer and resist temptation.

This lesson also helps curb laziness, lack of motivation, and a tendency to quit when faced with challenges.

Recommended resources

Chase Your Dreams: How Soccer Taught Me Strength, Perseverance, and Leadership
by Julie Ertz. Harvest House, 2019. Ages 8-12.

Focus and Finish: How Football Taught Me Grit, Teamwork, and Integrity
by Zach Ertz. Harvest House, 2019. Ages 8-12. 

The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2010. Ages 4-7.

Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7.

The New Amplified Pilgrim’s Progress
by Jim Pappas. Revival Press, 2012. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons #6: Perseverance (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey #51: Take It From the Top (CD)
Tyndale, 2010. Ages 8 and up.

Auto B Good: Traits of Faith (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2-6.

I Am Potential (DVD)
Bridgestone Multimedia Group, 2015.

Monster Truck Adventures: Straight to the Finish (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2013. Ages 2 and up.

The Pilgrim’s Progress (DVD)
Vision Video, 2019. All ages.