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Recognising and Demonstrating Leadership Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 5 - 6

Students explain the words and actions they see leaders use and list examples of how they might model leadership at home and in school.

Leadership comes in many forms. 

From the most visible people in our communities, like the police or the mayor, to the unsung participants who make important and lasting impacts, students should be challenged to think about how leaders shape our lives with their words and actions. 

This leadership worksheet is best used as an independent study as part of a lesson on leadership. It can also be completed with a guided small group or done as a whole class activity by projecting the worksheet via smartboard. Students are asked to reflect upon the following questions:

  • What are some words you might hear a leader say?
  • What are some actions you might see a leader do?
  • What are some ways you can be a leader at home?
  • What are some ways you can be a leader at school? 

Get More Use Out of Our Leadership Worksheet 

As a challenge activity, ask students to draw pictures for each question on the resource page, then write 4 to 6 sentences explaining their responses in detail on a separate piece of lined paper. 

Students who are struggling with this concept might be supported by brainstorming 2 to 3 words that exemplify leadership and having them write those words at the top of their page. They could then use the words to draw pictures (instead of writing complete sentences or bullet-pointed phrases) to answer the questions listed.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Because student responses will vary, an answer key is not provided for this resource. 

With a small group, make this worksheet more sustainable by printing a few copies and then slipping them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Blog: What Makes a Good Leader? Leadership Skills for Primary Students

This resource was created by Saumirah McWoodson, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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