Characters Have Traits

Learning Objectives

  • Lesson objectives
    • Understand how characters have traits, skills, and objectives
    • Think about one's own traits, skills, and objectives
    • Make a plan to improve a skill
  • Socioemotional learning objectives
    • Responsible
    • Planful


  • Worksheet (2 pages)
  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Craft paper or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Googly eyes
  • Decorative materials (e.g., pipe cleaners, feathers, sequins, buttons, etc.)


  • Gather campers and remind them that games have characters
  • In roleplaying games, characters start with traits, skills, and characteristics, and those can change throughout the game
  • As campers for examples of traits in roleplaying games
  • As playful gamers, we are responsible: we know what are best traits and skills are and how to use them. We are also planful: we think about what traits, skills, and characteristics we have and how we want to grow
  • On the character sheet, have campers write an example of how they exemplify each trait. Ask a few to share.
  • In the large box, have campers write a plan for how they will gain at least one new skill or develop one trait in the next year
  • Leave campers with the craft materials to make a toilet paper roll character

Notes and Discussion