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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A "Lost" List
Together with your child, talk about and make a list of what your child should do if she is ever lost.
Act Out the Life Cycle of a Butterfly
A trip to your local library can be lots of fun! Help your child find a book on butterflies and metamorphosis and then act out how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
All Aboard with Words Game
Your child can develop persistence and practice early literacy and spelling skills by playing a Thomas themed word game.
Bake “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.
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.
Bowling for Math Facts
Children can work on counting and gross motor skills by creating and setting up their own bowling game.
Build Self-Confidence With a Goal-Setting Activity
Achieving a goal can build self-confidence. Help your child set and work towards a goal by creating "I Can" statements.
Build Your Own Volcano
Has your child ever wanted to make a volcano? Here's an easy 4 ingredient process that will allow your young scientist to build a model volcano and watch it erupt.
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.
Many animals use camouflage to hide themselves in nature. Using an old sheet, have your child create a camouflage outfit to hide in plain sight.
Cat Measuring Tool
Your child can learn about length and measurement as she uses Cat as a measuring tool to measure the length of various objects at home.
Celebrate Family Diversity
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Use this activity with a group of children to celebrate and appreciate the things that make each family unique.
Choosing Chores: Everyone Can Be a Helper
In this activity, your child can create a spinner that shows chores he can do to feel confident in new skills and contribute to the family household.