1. A Hero is a Hero!

Source: Clifford

Describe the characteristics of a hero after investigating heroic attributes in yourself, your family, neighborhood and community. Identify heroes that you know, and design plaques out of paper plates to add your choices to a "Gallery of Heroes."

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Civics: Community & Citizenship. Family Life.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

2. A Pretend School Bus

Source: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Develop imagination and prepare for going to school by imagining what it is like to ride a school bus and pretending to be riding the bus.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Sense of Self.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

3. All About Me!

Source: Clifford

Build a healthy self-esteem and appreciation for your own uniqueness by making an original "All About Me" book. Draw and add personal written or dictated messages on pages set aside for family, friends, home, favorite foods, toys and pets.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Sense of Self.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

4. Being Lost

Source: Arthur

Listen to a story about a time when someone was lost or afraid and role-play what you would do in that situation. Learn how to handle situations when you are afraid, and learn about who to go to for help.

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Safety.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

5. Buster's Buffalo Roundup

Source: Postcards from Buster

Explore the Lakota language, learn the word "perseverance" and share stories about incidents that required perseverance. Practice using new words in English and new functional language about values, idioms and clarifying meaning.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Vocabulary.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

6. Courage Cards

Source: Arthur

Explore feelings of fear and anxiety, and describe things that make you feel safe. Draw a picture of the person or item that makes you feel brave, laminate it and carry your courage card with you to use as a reminder when you are scared.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

7. Drum

Source: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Discover different drum-making materials and different sounds drums can make. Talk about how you would play the drums to express different emotions and think of words to go along with these songs.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, The Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Music.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

8. Expressions

Source: Clifford

Draw facial expressions on paper circles and share personal feelings using language in a fun, meaningful way. Discuss how family and friends can work together to make special memories by playing, learning and spending time together.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

9. Family Puppets

Source: Clifford

Explore family dynamics by making paper sack puppets that look and "act" like the members of your family. Share what you like best about yourself, your parents and your siblings, and demonstrate each person's skills and talents in a puppet show.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Family Life.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

10. Fear No More

Source: Arthur

Explore feelings of fear and anxiety, and learn more about the things you are afraid of. Discover that sometimes it is the unknown that is so scary and fear is reduced by knowledge.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

11. Feeling Left Out

Source: Arthur

Role-play with a puppet or stuffed animal to explore the feelings that come from being left out. Discover steps to follow that will help you cope with situations in which your feelings are hurt.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Conflict Resolution. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

12. Handling Fear

Source: Arthur

Explore fear and anxiety, and discuss coping strategies for dealing with these feelings. Role-play these ideas with a stuffed animal.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

13. Home-grown Self Esteem

Source: Clifford

Develop self esteem and a feeling of accomplishment with activities you can do at home. Plant and care for an indoor fruit or flowering plant, or create a "Baby Sitter's Kit" and practice fire and tornado drills for emergencies.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

14. Memories of Friends

Source: Arthur

Discuss feelings of grief and loss related to the death of a pet, and explore ways to cope with those feelings. Draw pictures or express your feelings in words.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Death & Dying. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

15. Newspaper Tree

Source: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Investigate the parts of a tree by creating one using newspaper. Explore ways you have grown, both physically and emotionally.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Life Science.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

16. Oops!

Source: Arthur

Explore feelings of embarrassment and discuss ways to cope with those feelings. Match halves of patterned paper in the shape of pants and hang them on a "clothesline."

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, The Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Visual Arts.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

17. Softee

Source: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Discover the good feelings associated with making something for oneself. Create a teddy bear out of an old pillow case.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

18. Straw Necklace

Source: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Develop fine motor skills, and consider emotional control and proper use of one's hands while cutting drinking straws into pieces and threading them onto a piece of yarn to make a necklace.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, The Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Motor/Movement Skills. Crafts.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

19. The Medicated Child: A Guide for Parents

Source: Frontline

Review issues associated with treating a child with psychiatric medications. Explore this resource designed for parents, counselors, doctors, social workers or anyone involved in diagnosing and treating children with behavioral and emotional problems.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Medicine.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

20. Trying New Things

Source: Arthur

Explore feelings of boredom, nervousness and anxiety and list ways to overcome them when faced with new and unfamiliar experiences. Share stories of trying new things, and role-play ways to overcome stress.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project