Learning even though you’re out of school is still very important. Is there someone who inspires you to keep learning or keep going? Let’s have fun and make a model of that person.

COVID-19 Roll Model Role Model

Lesson Type(s) Grade(s) Description
Arts & Crafts, Language Arts, Social-Emotional, Service K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Make a roll model of a role model
Activity Prep Materials GGC Heart Badges
None. Used toilet paper roll, construction paper, markers/crayons, pencil, paper/notecard Education, Health, Rescue, Veterans, General


  • EXPLAIN: Role models are people who you look up to and want to be like. They have certain characteristics or traits that you admire.
    • What qualities does a role model have?
    • Who do you think could be your role model?
  • EXPLAIN: Even when we are not in school, because of COVID-19, there are still so much we can learn from others.
  • DISCUSS: Is there someone you admire, who inspires you to keep learning?
  • EXPLAIN: Maybe you are inspired by all the hard working nurses, doctors, and other health care workers are doing to help keep our community safe.


  • INSTRUCT (check out the video tutorial below!):
    1. TAKE a used paper towel or toilet paper rolls to make a model of someone whom you admire.
    2. GLUE on yarn or paper for hair or DRAW on hair
    3. DRAW on clothes or CUT OUT construction paper clothes
    4. DRAW on a smiling face
    5. WRITE on a notecard who the person you admire is and why you admire them
    6. SLIP the notecard inside the tube
  • OPTIONAL: MAIL/DELIVER: the roll model role model to your role model’s house, and leave it on the porch or in the mailbox.


  • DISCUSS: How can you inspire others to keep learning while they can’t go to school?
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