Social & Emotional Activity Finder
PBS KIDS’ beloved characters model behavior and provide strategies that help kids manage their emotions, build friendships and develop good character. Use this activity finder to further foster your child’s growth.
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"Get Out the Mad" Cookies
Baking cookies can be a great activity to do with your child, both to build measurement skills and to give your child an outlet to knead cookie dough.
A "Lost" List
Together with your child, talk about and make a list of what your child should do if she is ever lost.
A Colorful Hypothesis
Using food coloring and water, your child can practice making a hypothesis and explore how to mix colors to make new colors.
A Folktale Play
Listenting to and learning about folktales can help children better understand cultures from around the world. Together with your child, choose a folktale and perform it as a play.
All Aboard with Words Game
Your child can develop persistence and practice early literacy and spelling skills by playing a Thomas themed word game.
All Aboard! It's a Dino Breakfast!
After watching the Pteranodon Family enjoy breakfast on the Dinosaur Train, your junior chef can build self-confidence in the kitchen by making some dinosaur inspired dishes for your family.
All About Feelings
Making a feelings book can help your child better understand and label her feelings.
Making cards for friends and family can help children learn to appreciate and value the special people in their lives.
Using role-play strategies, talk with your child about how to handle scary situations like being lost.
Older children can practice being a good role model by reading, drawing and painting with younger children.
Bird Beak Buffet
Your child can learn about how a bird eats by using various utensils to create a 'bird beak' and then using those utensils to try to pick up food. It may be more challenging than you think!
Your child can develop memory and early math skills by sorting blocks by different attributes such as shape, size or color.
Cooking together offers your child an opportunity to see the science behind food preparation. Talk about the changes that occur when food is prepared as you work with your child to create this thoughtful breakfast.
Calm Your Engines
You can help your child settle for nap or calm down after an exciting or anxious time by using breathing techniques and these printable posters from Thomas and Friends.