Famous Failures Kit PDF (ages 5-11)

$19.95 USD

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In this digital kit designed for ages 5-11, your child will discover real-life, motivational stories and related activities that will inspire them to learn from their mistakes, try new things, and keep pushing forward, even when things get tough.

This Famous Failures Kit will help your child:

  • Build the confidence they need to accomplish difficult tasks.
  • Develop perseverance so they don't give up easily.
  • Develop emotional intelligence skills to handle setbacks better.
  • Adapt to new situations with a positive attitude.

Here's what you'll get:

  • 10 written stories of some of the world's most successful and inspiring people. If they can get up from failure after failure, anyone can!
  • 5 audio stories to engage children who enjoy listening to motivational tales.
  • 10 pages of reflection questions to ensure that the key lessons resonate deeply with your child.
  • 10 coloring pages featuring motivational quotes from the characters to engage your child's creativity and reinforce the inspiring messages from the stories. 

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For children who enjoy listening, we have included five audio stories that are crafted to instill easy-to-absorb life lessons. Play them during car rides, as part of a bedtime routine, or enjoy them together as a family. Listen to a sample audio story and experience the magic of the Famous Failures Kit for yourself.


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Tricia G.
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This item was complete and helpful to use as part of a classroom growth-mindset/biography project. Thank you!

Erin F.
United States

Famous Failures

Great examples of people who are widely viewed as successful and their steps to becoming who they are. I was grateful for the examples to give to my children as I didn't have time to do the research and needed examples of how "failure" is a stepping stone not a stopping point.

Ann G.

Famous Failures

This kit was fantastic. My children worked on famous people that had an element of interest to themselves and then shared what they learnt. They then went on to study someone who they admire and produced their own multi modal presentation. They loved this inquiry.

Phoebe F.
New Zealand

Student mistakes are awesome

My students thought it was awesome. They enjoyed reading about successful people who saw failure as a step needed to be taken. I want them to see that mistakes are learning moments and this hopefully will show them that we all need to fail to succeed. Thanks

Wendy W.
United Kingdom

Fab famous failures

It's a real help to show young people we can all achieve

What is included with my digital kit purchase?

10 written stories of some of the world's most successful and inspiring people.

10 pages of reflection questions so that the key lessons truly sink in deep.

10 coloring pages with inspiring quotes from the characters.

5 audio stories to engage children who enjoy listening to motivational tales!

Which famous individuals are featured in the kit?

Chris Hemsworth*

Malala Yousafzai*

Simone Biles*

Taylor Swift*

Soichiro Honda*

Jack Ma

Jack Andraka

Ellen Ochoa

Albert Einstein

Sudha Chandran

*A companion audio story about this individual is included with your order.

How do I use this kit with my child?

To use this kit with your child, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by selecting a famous person from the kit whom your child finds interesting. This person's story will serve as a starting point for your discussions.

2. Find a suitable setting for the discussion. You can engage your child in conversations about overcoming the fear of failure during various activities such as at the dinner table while traveling on vacation or during bedtime reading. Choose a time and place where your child feels comfortable and focused.

3. Either alone or with assistance from a parent, family member, friend, or teacher, encourage your child to read through the story. The story will highlight moments when the person faced failure or struggled and how they eventually achieved success. This will help your child understand that setbacks are a natural part of the journey toward success.

4. After reading the story, guide your child through the reflection page included in the kit. This page contains questions related to the story, encouraging your child to think critically about the challenges faced by the person in the story and how they overcame them. This reflection process will promote deeper understanding and personal connections with the themes of resilience and perseverance

5. Finally, the coloring activity provided in the kit can be a bonus activity for your child. Coloring can be a relaxing and creative way for them to further engage with the story and reflect on the lessons learned. It also allows for self-expression and personal interpretation of the story's messages.

Remember, the key is to create a supportive and open environment where your child feels comfortable sharing their thoughts and opinions. By using the kit as a tool for meaningful discussions, you can help your child develop important life skills, such as resilience and the ability t