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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Your child can practice growing and caring for plants by creating a bean garden in a cup.
Role-playing scary situations with stuffed animals can help your child learn strategies for handling future fears.
Have a Brachiosaurus Picnic
You and your child can host a brachiosaurus picnic by putting together dinosaur themed recipes and playing dinosaur themed picnic games.
Nursing stuffed animals back to health in a pretend infirmary can provide the opportunity for your child to learn about healthy habits through discussion and role-play.
Here to Engineer
Your child can practice early engineering skills by building an appropriately sized structure for a favorite stuffed animal or toy.
Host a Pretend Dinner Party
Dressing up and hosting a pretend dinner party can be a fun way to practice good manners.
How to Make a Simple Bird Feeder
Making a bird feeder for your backyard is easy to do using honey and seeds, birdseed or small fruit. Think about what types of birds are in your backyard and make a bird feeder that best suits their needs.
Invent Your Own Version of Dino Ball
Playing ball while pretending to be a dinosaur can be fun! Your child can make up the rules to her own game of Dino Ball and think about what dinosaur attributes might be useful in a game.
Jet’s Solar System Game
Does your child want to fly across the solar system with Jet? He can choose a character to play as and then be the first to reach the finish line in this printable game.
Keep Trying! Create a “Tightrope” to Talk About Practice
Walking on a masking tape "tightrope" can help your child build confidence, concentration, and coordination while encouraging imagination through pretend play.
Learning to Appreciate Diversity Through Play
Exploring similarities and differences through a game can help children learn to appreciate each other's unique attributes.
Learning to Resolve Conflicts with Role Play
In this activity, your child can work on conflict resolution skills by using two stuffed animals to role play and brainstorm solutions to solve a conflict.
Lend a Hand
Remembering examples of when people were kind can help your child recognize how people care about and comfort one another.
Lost and Found
Playing detective by using clues to solve a lost and found mystery can help your child develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.