Way past mad that you’re stuck at home? Check out these videos, games, and activities to help you feel way past happy!
Jean E. Pendziwol reads from her upcoming picture book about hope, a meditation on how we move forward when the world is unpredictable, confusing and scary.
Author Natascha Biebow shares how to encourage children (and grown-ups) to record their feelings in a Special Crayon Doodle Diary Keepsake Box. Inspired by her book THE CRAYON MAN, she is inspired by the wonderful colors in nature to help process feelings. Add crayon drawings, doodles and cartoon strips to express your days and as a keepsake of what you’re learning or doing.
This silly song and guided discussion teaches good hygiene habits to help children stay healthy, the cornerstone of well-being.
A printable activity guide for QUINN’S PROMISE ROCK/QUINN SAYS GOODBYE. Christian content with object lessons, discussion guides, and crafts.
A downloadable resource guide for FIND YOUR CALM.
A creative visualization exercise to give homebound kids wings and allow them to imagine all they want to do in the comfort of their own minds.
Playful movement activities that are lively brain breaks, and also nurture social-emotional learning skills. Designed for teachers, parents, and caregivers.
Enhanced audio recording of Chapter 1 of GARBAGE ISLAND, an illustrated novel where animals survive in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
A worksheet and teachers’ lesson plan to encourage the creation of a chosen healthy habit or goal.
Learn how to make a perfect snack for a yeti friend with CINDER YETI picture book author Precious McKenzie.
This fridge worthy worksheet helps kids and families resolve conflict in healthy ways.
Millions learn with Howard B. Wigglebottom’s 15 free educator-endorsed, award-winning animated books, songs, lessons, and activities.
Downloadable guide with mindful affirmations and activities.
Award-winning author Josh Langley brings his books of self-esteem and resilience to life in a fun and practical YouTube series.
Guided prompts to help kids check-in with how they’re feeling and a place to share messages related to current events: school closings, Covid19, etc.
Worksheets that help kids understand emotions & physical sensations that accompany them.
Activities to help kids work through their fear and anxiety, created by therapist Bonnie Thomas & author Samantha M Clark.
This worksheet helps kids learn to manage big emotions in a healthy way.
Children’s author Giulietta M. Spudich leads children in meditation, reflection, and visualization. We will find calm together as we journey through imagination.
Author Angie Lucas and her 9yo daughter read Angie’s book, MY BIG, DUMB, INVISIBLE DRAGON and lead children through a draw-your-own-dragon activity.
Based on the story in her picture book, THE YELLOW SUITCASE, author Meera Sriram shares a prompt for children to help deal with their feelings during difficult situations.
Danielle Dufayet, author of FANTASTIC YOU, offers a free download on her website for self-love, kindness, and self-compassion.
Inland NW SCBWI invites young writers to view our illustrators’ art, then write stories! Stories shared on our website.
This worksheet helps kids explore how to take care of themselves during rough patches.
All kids have worries. Each of these books has the Mom’s Choice Awards seal of excellence. Each book offers children a solution that is easy to understand. Each PDF copy is free and can be downloaded.
A checklist of “Tiny Acts of Kindness at Home” for kids who are out of school. PDF download.
Have fun watching Digby the puppet interact with Crystal Kite Winner, THE SCARED BOOK, to help it calm down, and learn strategies to deal with fearful feelings.
At Wordmonger, you can explore heaps of cool words: idioms, quotations, euphemisms, & etymologies.
There has been an unprecedented rise in teen anxiety, depression, suicide, self-injury and early addiction strategies used to self-medicate the early trauma of it all. Author and filmmaker Jamie Weil a passion for sharing stories that can lead to early intervention and help,
Color the flying peace elephant. Then write what the elephant/life means to you. See artwork on website link.
Twice or thrice-weekly mini art lessons, resources and art inspiration for kids and adults created by Ronni Rose Swanson.
This blog shares arts activities to support emotional well-being of children, family, and teens through school closures and COVID-19. Author Sharon Chappell can be contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you feeling lost, alone, anxious, or disconnected? Do you need a creative activity to occupy your racing mind? Take a walk with Kate Garchinsky out in the field and stimulate your imaginations and connect with the natural world in a game of “I Wonder.”
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Mr. Suddeth exercises your imagination in all directions: river dragons, cloned dinosaurs, black holes, ancient forts, SETI, real elves.
Weekly writing prompts (often laced with humor) and motivational meditations.