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 in this lesson on perseverance 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

Buster Tries to Bail: When You Are Stressed
by David and Nan Powlison. New Growth Press, 2020. Ages 3-5.

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.

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

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

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