We Choose Virtues {Review}

We Choose Virtues Arrives

As we were preparing for the start of our school year, we received a couple of packages in the mail from We Choose Virtues. As I opened them and pulled out the Three Rules Poster, 100 Days of Virtue Chart (with Butterfly Stickers), faith-based Parenting Cards, and Virtue Clue Cards, the girls were ecstatic. They weren’t sure exactly what we were going to be doing, but the colorful materials and cute pictures had already captured their hearts and imaginations.

Our School Year Begins . . . with We Choose Virtues

It has been on my heart for a long time to be more intentional in my parenting in certain areas, and character development is one of the areas where I wanted to do something more structured. For that reason, I was excited to start using We Choose Virtues this school year as part of our homeschool curriculum. I displayed the posters in our school room, chose a virtue, and we started!

The products cover twelve virtues, each clearly explained on the Parenting Cards with a story, the catch phrase, and a Scripture. (There are also products available without the Scripture verses.) I have rehearsed the three rules with the girls: Obey, Be Kind, Be a Helper. They really do cover it all, and I have referred to them much more than I thought I would. (I wish I’d had that poster when I was a classroom teacher.)

How We Choose Virtues Has Changed Our Home—and Homeschool

There’s really no way for me to separate the effects using We Choose Virtues has had on our home and homeschool. Changes in our homeschool, whether positive or negative, bleed into our family life, and vice versa. It’s impossible to separate the two because homeschooling has truly become a lifestyle for us.

We decided to begin with the virtue “diligent.” (There are character assessments you and your children can take to help you determine strengths and weaknesses, but I have decided to protect the guilty and not post ours here.) Diligence isn’t really an issue with my older daughter, who gets up, gets ready, and begins her school day by 6:30 a.m. most days.  My younger daughter, however, struggles with pushing through, especially when it gets hard. Now, instead of throwing a fit, she can be heard muttering to herself, “I am diligent. I start fast, work hard, and finish strong. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (We chose our own memory verse to change her “I can’t” to “I can.”) And then, although she may not be happy about it, she gets down to work.

 

This has transferred into other areas of our lives too. Both girls are working harder to help out around the house—and to stick with a task until it’s finished.

We are now working on the virtue “helpful,” and we’ve been working on it for a while. I want us to really make a virtue part of our lives rather than just putting stickers on the chart and moving on, and this one has been tougher for us.

How We Use We Choose Virtues

I usually begin our school day reminding the girls of the virtue we’re studying (and that they are now responsible for all of the virtues we have studied), saying the catch phrase with them, and quoting a verse that goes along with that virtue (either one on the card or another one that I have selected).

The Virtue Clue Cards stay on our refrigerator. They have fun challenges on the back, and the girls love to look through them too!

We all remind each other of the catch phrases for the virtues throughout the day. This helps us to stay focused on what we need to do and accountable to one another.

How You Can Get We Choose Virtues

I love We Choose Virtues and think they’re great for everyone: schools, churches, day care centers, homeschools, and families! Here are some ways to get the products:

  • The We Choose Virtues website has a complete list of the products and kits available, both faith-based and non-faith-based.
  • There are free downloads of certain products available on the site, and the product prices include a range that will fit every budget!
  • For this month only, the coupon code CARDS20 can be used for 20% off the flash cards, parenting cards, or teacher cards. These come with free downloadable extras this month too!*
  • Public schools, Christian schools, and churches can use START25 this month for 25% off any kit $99 and up.*
  • Coupon code VIRTUE15 is always good for 15% off your cart.*
  • Finally, We Choose Virtues is offering ONE of you the chance to win a set of faith-based Parenting Cards, 100 Days of Virtue Chart with Butterfly Stickers, The Three Rules Poster, and a set of Virtue Clue Cards!
*Please note that you may only use one coupon code per order.

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 or older to win. This giveaway is not sponsored by or connected with any social media site. Please read the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools widget below. Enter now!
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Disclosure: I received the products reviewed free from We Choose Virtues in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for this review. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you in advance for your support!
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35 Responses to We Choose Virtues {Review}

  1. Cristi says:

    We have a set of the pocket sized virtue cards, and I noticed a difference when we focused on them. I’d love to win the faith-based parenting cards; I think they’d make a huge impact.

  2. Amy says:

    I suppose we would benefit from the homeschool kit =)

  3. april says:

    I love the faith based homeschool kit. I would love to try these with our family

  4. Toni says:

    This is just what I’ve been looking for and I know my littles will love the posters and stickers.

  5. Shannon Paldino says:

    I like how it comes with a chart to help keep track of /give recognition when a new virtue is learned.

  6. Ticia says:

    We’ve got the pocket sized ones, but I’d love the full thing…….. Or the poster…..

  7. Caroline says:

    I think I like the Faith-based Homeschool Kit best. I can definitely see my kids enjoying the colorful cards and posters, and they both love to color. I also appreciate how We Choose Virtues points out that you can do the program with just the cards, and sells them separately, rather than making you buy a kit.

  8. I love the character cards – I want to start using them with my kids!

  9. Melody Stroud says:

    Oooh! I’ve been wanting these for a while now! I like the cards the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Krista says:

    The faith based family kit.

  11. Nicole says:

    We would love the Parenting Cards. I think they would be so helpful.

  12. Krystal says:

    What an encouraging post. Would love to try this!

  13. Jenna DeMaria says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Amanda says:

    I would love to have the homeschool kit. God has been ‘bugging’ me about this long enough, I need to listen. FREE would be awesome.

  15. Sara R says:

    We have the parent cards but I would really like to have the poster that lists all the virtues. I think it would be so helpful to see them all all the time. I also really like the Virtue Chart. My girls love charts!

  16. Caroline says:

    The faith-based homeschool kit would be fantastic. I’ve read great things about this program. Thanks for sharing your review!

  17. Kristin Gideon says:

    I love the Homeschool Kit, we would get so much use out of it!!

  18. Jennife H says:

    I would love to use this with my two kiddos!!!

  19. Jessica A says:

    We would benefit from the faith based Homeschool kit . I’ve been looking at We Choose Virtue for month. I have read so many wonderful reviews on this program .

  20. Deana says:

    We would love the faith-based homeschool kit.

  21. Maggie says:

    There are not enough words to say how much we need this. I have 3 girls and its a battlefeild. I went to a friend house who has then and fell in lve and she said you were doing a give away and then she is as well…YAY!!

  22. kewkew says:

    I like the 100 Days of Virtue Chart with Butterfly Stickers.

  23. Kristin andrews says:

    I went on the web site for we choose virtue. I lovethe program. My son definitely needs to have this ingrained in him as well as us as parents. This will definitely be something we make part of our lives. So proud you are taking the time with your kids to do this!

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  25. Mrs Medina says:

    We would LOVE the faith-based homeschool kit! Thank you for this great opportunity at a give-away!

  26. Leah says:

    I have looked at We Choose Virtues before and it looks like a wonderful program. Thank you Jennifer for the opportunity to win a product! :D

  27. I would love to win this program to use with my grandchildren. Thanks for the chance in this give away.

  28. tina eppler says:

    We would just LOVE the Faith based homeschoolers kit or even the pocket cards. I have been wanting something from this program for ages. It would really benefit our family! Our son is 8 and often needs these reminders and reassurances. Blessing to whom ever wins! thanks for the chances!

  29. Erica says:

    I really like the parenting cards

  30. Becky Marie says:

    I would love to get the family faith based kit.

  31. Veronica R. says:

    I know my family would benefit from the faith-based Parenting Cards. Thanks!

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