Bouncing Back: Lessons in Resilience

Sometimes life is confusing and difficult things happen to us. Bouncing back from those challenges can be hard, but we learn from those challenges and we become stronger and more “resilient”. Watch and listen to the following videos and consider all the times you’ve “bounced back”.

Elementary Lesson

Book Read: “Bounce Back!”

Instructions: Watch the video/ listen to the book read and answer the following questions.

  1. What does it mean to “Bounce Back”?

  2. Have you been through situations that you bounced back from? Share your story with a friend or family member.

  3. What helped you to bounce back? Did you have people helping you to bounce back?

  4. What else helped you bounce back?

Secondary Lesson

“Resilience: Bounce Back”

Instructions: Watch the video about resilience and answer the following questions.

  1. In your own words, explain what resilience means.

  2. What are the skills needed to build your resilience?

  3. Describe a situation where you were resilient and “bounced back."

  4. Share your resilience story with a friend and ask about their resilience story.

  5. What or who helped you in a challenging time?

  6. Which skills have you developed from your challenges?