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.
A Silly Folded Picture
Creating a silly picture with others can help your child develop creativity and cooperative learning skills.
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.
All On Board!
Your child can work on coping with separation by being the conductor of her own train in this Daniel Tiger activity.
Recognizing your child's personal strengths and abilities with these homemade awards can help boost your child's self-esteem.
Making cards for friends and family can help children learn to appreciate and value the special people in their lives.
Young children are often interested in babies. Have your child learn more about caring for an infant by role-playing with a doll or stuffed animal.
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.