Having integrity means doing what you know is right, and showing the virtues that are important to you.

Here is an idea to help jump-start a discussion about this virtue with kids:

Try the VirtueGame! It teaches 10 virtues in a fun, engaging way.



Picture Books

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Horton explains that "an elephant is faithful 100%"‚ and goes to great lengths to protect the whos.

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill Published 1986

This isn’t a showy book, but I love it. It’s meant for younger children. Jamaica shows her integrity when she finds a stuffed dog she’d like to keep, but she decides to bring it to the lost and found. At the happy ending, she finds the dog’s owner. I really like that Jamaica corrects herself– no one teaches or lectures her.

Picture Books

The Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Sarah always tries to behave like a princess‚ even when her life becomes very difficult. In the process she shows her integrity by facing her problems with courage‚ compassion, loyalty and friendliness.