- Clifford - "It's My Party"
Jetta is having a party. The only problem is that she expects her guests to do things her way. After a while they get tired of doing everything Jetta wants, so they create their own activity. In the end Jetta decides it is more fun to play when everyone has a voice in deciding what to do.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Group Stories - Build cooperation through collaborative writing activities.
- Arthur: Team Efforts - Use games to discover how working together is easier than working alone.
- Berenstain Bears: Section 4: Socio-Emotional Development: Let's Collaborate - View collaborative work between authors and illustrators to gain knowledge and confidence in their own strengths.
- Berenstain Bears: Section 4: Socio-Emotional Development: Friendship Partners - Discuss and brainstorm ways of being good friends.
- Between the Lions: Story Starter - Work together to make a story using everyone ideas.
- Clifford: Bubble Up - Reinforce cooperation by working together to make a homemade bubble solution.
- Clifford: Get Back, Copy Cat! - Reinforce valuable playtime skills like taking turns, following directions, and listening while playing a silly Copy-Cat game together.
- Dragon Tales: Hand-In-Hand - Work together in small groups to build a block tower while holding hands.
- Dragon Tales: Just for Laughs: Egg Hunt - Encourage teamwork through this cooperative egg hunt game.
- Dragon Tales: Team Work: Building with One Hand - Work with a friend using only one hand each to complete a project.
- Maya & Miguel: Special Times - Enjoy these fun and meaningful cooperative activities with someone special.
- Clifford: Cleo Shares - Kids can practice sharing with this online game.
- Anansi the Spider
By Gerald McDermott
Published March 1987 by Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
A traditional tale from the Ashanti, Father Anansi and his individually talented sons learn a lesson in cooperation and give the world a very special gift - the moon.
- Do You Want To Play? A Book About Being Friends
By Bob Kolar
Published June 2001 by Puffin
Readers age K-3 will enjoy this creative, richly visual tale of two friends on a visit to Friendship Park. Kids will find jokes, games, stories, playtime ideas, and guidance on how to deal with fighting, apologizing, name-calling, moving away, and more.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.