Stage 1: Ages 3-5, KiddieLead

KiddieLead consists of 16, full-color storybooks, depicting an old English sheepdog named Max, who leads a team of animals through an array of projects. Each storybook focuses on 1 of the 16 leader qualities in the LeadYoung Training curriculum.

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Training Manual

KiddieLead Activities Training Manual


A single Activities Training Manual (8.5”x11”) at this level is the Green Module, offering over 25 scripted, peer-led projects for teams of 3-5. Includes online video training for facilitator.

Full Color Storybooks

Each storybook (7”x10”) includes a coloring page (reproducible) and 3 leadership activities that parents/teachers can facilitate.  The books are appropriate for ages 2-7.

KiddieLead Back In The Nest Book


Back in the Nest focuses on the leadership quality of TEAM. Max, the old English sheepdog, leads a team of animals to put an egg back into its nest, by working together.

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Food for a Friend explains the leadership quality of STRATEGY. Max leads the team to find food for a turtle passing by, who is very hungry.

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Care for Others addresses the leadership quality of SERVANTHOOD. Max leads the team in caring for the animals while the farmer is sick and gather crops for the market.

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Lost in the City illustrates the leadership quality of RESPONSIBILITY. Max strives to find a lost member of his team, who is actually trying to help another animal.

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The Umbrella focuses on the leadership quality of INTEGRITY. Max, the old English sheepdog, leads a team of animals to return a lost item to the neighbors.

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Messy Paint Play explains the leadership quality of HONOR. Max leads the team in cleaning up a paint mess and helps them learn the lesson of respecting others.

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The New Friend illustrates the leadership quality of COMMUNICATION. Max leads the animals in throwing a welcome party for a new farm resident.

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The Broken Fence describes the leadership quality of POWER. Max leads the team keep sheep from going into the road, through a broken fence.

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Trust me focuses on the leadership quality of INTEGRITY. Max, the old English sheepdog, is questioned when the animals think the farmer may be selling the farm.

KiddieLead Big Move Book


The Big Move explains the leadership quality of RECRUITING. Max leads a team of animals who invite others to help the farmer move to the winter pasture.

KiddieLead Rescue Book


The Rescue illustrates the leadership quality of CONFIDENCE. Max leads some of the animals to rescue the others who are trapped across a flooded stream.

KiddieLead Vision Book


Vision discusses the leadership quality of VISION. Max leads the others as they envision a party to say “thanks” to the farmer and his wife for their care.

KiddieLead Rock Garden Book


The Rock Garden focuses on the leadership quality of COMMITMENT. Max, the old English sheepdog, helps the animals persevere in a difficult project.

KiddieLead Whats Good Celebration Book


The What’s Good Celebration illustrates the leadership quality of OPTIMISM. Max leads the animals in putting on an event in the barn, to get out of the cold, wet outdoors.

KiddieLead Hay Fight Book


The Hay Fight explains the leadership quality of CONFLICT. Max helps the animals manage disagreements as they fight over a small amount of hay.

KiddieLead Whats New Book


What’s New discusses the leadership quality of CHANGE. Max helps the other animals adjust to a different person who takes care of them while their farmer is away.