Kids Can Be Heroes Too! Stories of Courageous Kids


When you think of a hero, who do you think of? A firefighter? A police officer? A character with superhuman powers, a mask, and a cape? Well, the truth is that heroes come in all forms. They can be men or women, rich or poor, or old or young. In fact, some of the most heroic acts in the world have actually been performed by kids!

In honor of courageous kids everywhere – from those who risk their lives with big feats to those who quietly perform selfless, compassionate acts every day of their lives – here are some great stories of kids going above and beyond to save the day!

This video tells all about an incredible bunch of kid heroes!

Additional Resources:

  • Here is a website with lots of stories about amazing kid heroes.
  • Here is a website that has even more great stories of kid heroes.
  • Here’s an article about a 4-year-old boy whose 911 call saved his mother’s life!

Topics for Discussion:

  • Which story of kid heroism inspires you the most? Why?
  • Who is a hero in your life?

Take Action:

  • Often it only takes a small act to be a hero for someone. What can you do to be a hero for somebody today?
  • Visit the Kids Are Heroes website to learn other ways you can be a kid hero yourself!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.


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