We Choose Virtues: A Review & Giveaway

Today I’m SUPER, SUPER excited to share this post with you.
(Not just because there is a giveaway at the end)
But because I know you’re going to LOVE what I have to show you.

But first. Let me tell you a story.
It’s a story about a little boy.
A little boy who is bigger then two other little boys.
(I’m not naming any names here)

Well this little boy is a genius.
He is such a smart little boy.
He is WAY ahead in every subject,
He wants to know everything about anything,
He will talk non-stop for hours on end,
and his sense of adventure is unmatched.

However, this little boy is emotional.
and aren’t we all?

And this little boy has daily struggles.
He struggles with fairness,
He struggles with jealousy,
He struggles with honesty.
He whimpers and whines
at the thought of doing his chores,

And this little boy got lost at Walmart last week.
You can be sure that he was TOLD to follow.
But the boy just wandered off to the toy aisle instead.

This little boy is Five.
And the battle for his spirit is waging hard.
It is a long, hard, road to travel.
But it’s a fight that can be won.
One that is surely worth fighting for.

“Preach the word. Be ready to serve God in good times and bad. Correct people’s mistakes. Warn them. Cheer them up with words of hope. Be very patient as you do these things. Teach them carefully.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NIrV) -We Choose Virtues Teacher Memory Verse.

From Caterpillar…….to Butterfly!
We Choose Virtues is a character based education program
designed to help you build up biblical virtues in your child.

Using I am statements, simple catchphrases, and countering antonyms
We Choose Virtues takes children through 12 different biblical character traits.

Each virtue has it’s own catchphrases, bible verse, and corresponding activities.

The Teacher Cards are the “meat” of this program.
The front of the card is shown to the children, while
the back of the card provides you with everything you need
to teach the virtue.

Here is the Teacher Card for the virtue of Diligence:

I am statement:
“I am Diligent”

“I start fast, work hard and finish strong.”

I am NOT Statement:
“I am NOT slow to get started or lazy, and I don’t quit early!”

Virtue Verse:
All hard work pays off. But if all you do is talk, you will be poor.
Proverbs 14:23 NIrV

(Note: Be sure and get the “Faith” versions of
these cards for the scripture references)

On the back of the teacher cards:

Virtue Verse
Virtue Catchphrase ( I am….I am not….)
Bible Hero with Scripture Reference
Teaching Tip
Kids of VirtueVille Story
Virtue User Challenge
Fun Demonstrations
What to Say After I’m Sorry

These are large (8″x10″) and perfect for large classroom settings.
(There are smaller Homeschool versions of these too)

You can see how handy this is, These are ready to go right out of the box!
You really can just pick up a card and start teaching.

The Teacher Cards come on heavy cardstock with a slick surface.
I considered laminating them,
but they were so pretty I just decided to put them
into page protectors and that way I could store them
in a three-ring binder.

I’m totally loving that decision!

We Choose Virtues has a wide variety of products.
In fact, we were sent a Teacher Starter Kit
which not only came with the Teacher cards, but
also included Virtue Flashcards and a Virtue Poster as well.

The Virtue Flashcards are just as beautiful!
They are vibrant and engaging, and come with game play ideas.
The front of each card features the Virtue and Virtue Character,
and the back includes the catchphrase and bible verse.

The Virtue Poster contains each of the 12 virtues,
virtue characters, catchphrases, and bible verse.
It makes a fantastic reference chart that you can return to
through out the day….again and again as needed.

There are so many other products you can use alongside these Teaching Cards!
There are sticker charts, wall posters, checklists, self-review sheets,
and even a coloring book!

we choose virtues

In Fact, everyones a winner today because We Choose Virtues is giving
YOU a FREE downloadable Coloring book featuring the
children of VirtueVille!

But before you go snag that, write down this coupon code: BTS2011
That will save you 25% off any product until September 9th.

Oh, and while your busy clicking things go LIKE We Choose Virtues on Facebook
because they are very likeable…..and because someday out of the blue, you just might get facebook only coupons and freebies! This is also a great place to ask questions about the
different products to make sure you get the exact program you’re looking for!

And here are all my thoughts wrapped up in PRO’s and CON’s:


  • I love the “I am” and “I am not” statements.
    Children are being taught that they have the power to choose their behavior,
    and even when it’s a reaction to another child’s behavior they are still responsible for that choice.
  • The VirtueVille Characters are unique, colorful, and memorable, helping children to really learn the catchphrases and corresponding bible verses.
  • I found the free character assessment to be helpful when trying to figure out the different areas that we needed to work on with each child.
    Not only keeping it organized, but we can look back later and see that we’re making progress.
  • There are so many different options to purchase. You can get just one product, or you can buy an entire kit.
  • There are also products for youth ages 12-18, if you are struggling with an older child.
  • Cons:

  • Before I realized the quality of these products, I was a bit concerned about the pricing. Once our kit came in the mail it was clear that the price was a direct reflection of the quality of these cards.I can’t stress enough about the vibrant colors, and even the feel of the cards. For example, on the flashcards you can actually “Feel” the lettering…it’s slightly raised. As an adict lover of all things “teacher” I totally appreciate these tiny details. As a Mom of four on a homeschool budget, I would make sure I had a good coupon first.
  • And really the only other CON I have is that I want more!
    Is it a CON to want more? I don’t know. These characters are super adorable, and modern!! And I’ll be patiently praying for little storybooks about each of them!
  • In Sum, I adore this program. We Choose Virtues is a quality based company with products you’re sure to use in your classroom or homeschool for a long time.
    And if you’re on a budget remember your coupon code: BTS2011 takes 25% off this week only. If you only bought one thing I’d recommend the Homeschool Teacher Cards, you can snag them for $26.25 with your discount.


    We Choose Virtues is graciously offering a Teacher Starter Kit
    to one lucky winner here on The Crafty Classroom.!

    The Teacher Starter Kit is what we were sent to review,
    so if you’re the winner you’ll be getting:

    The Virtue Poster
    13 Teacher Cards
    12 Flash Cards and game ideas

    Disclaimer: I was provided this product free of charge, one to review and one to give away to my readers. Opinions expressed in this post are my own honest thoughts about the product.


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    1. The “We Choose Virtues Homeschool kit” would be the most helpful to me. It includes the three rules chart…which would be so helpful with my 3 & 6 year olds! Obedience is the main virtue we are working on right now. I think having all the cards as a visual would be so helpful with my boys who require good visuals for reinforcement in t their learning.

      TIP: We use a “nugget jar” that has little painted gold rocks in it. Every time my boys obey the first time, they get a nugget to place in their jar. We have a laminated reward list for things they can cash their nuggets in for. It has worked wonders in our home and truly given the boys incentive to be kind, come when called and put others before themselves.

    2. Not sure if this is much of a tip, but, instead of scolding them for bossiness, sassiness, etc… I say “Rewind, let’s try that again.” It’s their cue to re-think what they said or how the said it and an opportunity to do it the right way. It works, most of the time ;o)


    3. I would Love to have Homeschool Kit Faith Based! So have been looking for something to help teach these to my kids!

    4. We started writing the virtues on an index cards with a definition of what the virtue means and then a Bible verse that re-enforces the virue. We also put the opposite of it on the card. We hang them in are bathrooms and kitchen!

    5. The product I would find most helpful in starting the whole process are the assessments. The the product I think would be the best to have at church is the posters!

    6. The best tip I have to offer is that actually “picking” a virtue and talking about it is wonderful. We then back the virtue or character trait with Bible verses!

      We have to do this for our homeschool accreditation each month. It’s great for all of us.

    7. I love it all, I could really use this as we are a small church and I’m looking at doing a lot more family oriented activities and lessons and this is a great place to start. I’m sharing the coloring book and I’ve already ordered a couple of the free items from there, the various assements, etc. I really hope I win this!

    8. I just found out about this curriculum, I would love to get this for my daughter, she is just starting homeschooling. I want her to have fun and learn as much about Jesus as she can.

    9. I just found out about this curriculum, I would love to get this for my daughter, she is just starting homeschooling. I want her to have fun and learn as much about Jesus as she can.

    10. Hey, I just found out about this curriculum. It looks like a fun way to learn. I facebooked about it also I hope I win, were just starting out and this looks great

    11. I would enjoy all your craft ideas I love to draw and I love to teach the children different art and craft ideas. and also the cirriculum is also nice to have when you are a teacher. I would share this with everyone I know.

    12. I am loving the Homeschool kit. That is an awesome kit. I also like the Youth kit. Either would be great.
      I’m posting this on my FB and on my Virtuous Woman page. :D



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