Have you ever wanted a fun and effective way to help a child in your life work on his or her patience, sharing, or other virtues?
We searched for concrete ways to help our children develop their cooperation, friendliness, and more, and were thrilled to find an idea that we tried at home with great success. Our family’s homemade "Virtues Tree" infused such positive spirit into our home that we have designed one as a new Tender Sapling product and would love your feedback!
The Tender Sapling Virtues Tree is a watercolor art print designed to enhance the beauty of your home (or classroom) and help transform the hearts that fill it. This poster-sized commissioned artwork comes with a sheet of 12 fruits representing virtues, including the Kindness Kumquat, Patience Pear, and Responsibility Raspberry. Kids can cut out and paste the fruits onto the tree at the beginning or end of a period of learning about and practicing each virtue. The Virtues Tree also comes with the same 12 fruits in black and white for the child that likes to color his or her own and a 2-page mini-guide with suggested ways to use it.
We are also writing a Virtues Tree e-book that is full of detailed activities and resources for each virtue to make your family’s (or classroom's) Virtues Tree experience fun and rewarding. We are drawing on years of experience teaching and designing curricula for children in the classroom and at home to offer what we think will be an indispensable add-on to the Virtues Tree. Or, for families who wish to create their own Virtues Tree from scratch, it can be a stand-alone resource.
What do you think? Here are low-resolution photos of the Virtues Tree print and the 12 Virtues Fruits. (It will be much sharper and the Tender Sapling watermark will be removed.)
Please complete these 6 questions to help shape the Virtues Tree into something special! Be sure to make it to the end for instructions to enter the $25 gift card giveaway for completing this survey. Thank you!