Grades PreK-5


These videos and lesson plans about kindness, empathy, and self-expression can help educators teach their young students skills to become more mindful friends and community members.

  • Start With Hello: Student Leader Guide | Sandy Hook Promise

    This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist youth ambassador or peer leaders in delivering the Start With Hello program. It includes tips for getting started; key action steps and messages to emphasize; and ideas, activities and resources that young people can do throughout the year to carry Start With Hello forward.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Use Your Words and Say How You Feel Song | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel and his friends sing about using their words so that others can know how they feel. Teach kids to use their words to express their feelings.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Turn it Around and Find Something Good: Strategy Song and Activity | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel Tiger and his friends have all had sad experiences with a rained out picnic, a ruined sand castle and a dirty favorite outfit, but through this song they learn that even when things seem bad they can "turn it around and find something good". The learning goal of this clip is to help children deal with disappointment.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • It's Raining! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood video clip, Prince Wednesday and Daniel Tiger learn about calming down and creating alternative solutions. Prince Wednesday and Daniel Tiger's plans to play on the beach are ruined when it starts raining. Daniel's mom reminds the two friends to calm down by "taking a deep breath and counting to four." Then, Wednesday and Daniel come up with the idea to have an indoor beach day instead.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • There IS a Way! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Miss Elaina's plans for Backwards Day, where everyone does things backwards, are put on hold when O the Owl doesn’t want to do anything backwards.  Miss Elaina's parents help find a solution that works, one where everyone can play together.  

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Grownups Come Back: Strategy Song and Activity | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Dad and Mom Tiger sing "Grownups Come Back" in order to comfort Daniel before they leave for the evening. Daniel learns that even when his parents leave him with a babysitter, they will always return.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • JR Martinez: Feelings | Sesame Street

    JR Martinez and Elmo talk about how to deal with tough feelings, like anger or sadness. Here are some exercises and tips for dealing with strong emotions.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Belly Breathe | Sesame Street

    Colbie Caillat and Common team up with Elmo to help you calm down when you're feeling mad or bad. Use this tune to exercise the belly breathing strategy for keeping calm.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • How To Cope

    Using advice and role-play, help guide your children through an exploration of how to handle scary situations, focusing on what happens when you are lost, in this lesson plan from Arthur: "April 9th."

    Grades: PreK-4
  • Resilience Tips For Kids

    Help children find ways to cope with difficult situations, with this guide from Arthur: "April 9th."

    Grades: PreK-4
  • Teasing Is Tough

    Get your children to talk about how it feels to be teased. Work together to create coping strategies, in this activity from Arthur.

    Grades: PreK-4
  • Saying Sorry Isn't Helping! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel gets angry when Miss Elaina is playing too loud. She learns that saying sorry is just the first step. Teach kids that they need to ask how they can help the situation after saying sorry.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Margaret Messed Up Our Restaurant! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Help kids to be flexible when playing with their friends and siblings with Daniel Tiger. Daniel is playing pretend restaurant with his friends, but Margaret wants to play, too. Daniel learns that even though Margaret makes playtime different, it can still be fun.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • When We All Work Together | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Everyone works together on the Snowflake Day show. Daniel practices his line one last time. Remind kids that their friends are there to support them. A good friend helps another friend, especially when they are nervous or afraid. Together, friends help things go smoothly.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Mark Ruffalo: Empathy | Sesame Street

    Teach language, vocabulary and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Same/Different with Abby and Elmo | Sesame Street

    Abby and Elmo describe the ways in which they're the same and different. Abby has furry hair and ears, and since she's a fairy, she has wings! But they both have two arms, two hands, and two eyes! This resource teaches similarities and differences.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Romeo Santos: Quiero Ser Tu Amigo | Sesame Street

    Romeo Santos and Elmo sing about strategies to help make new friends, in English and in Spanish.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • That's Cooperation! | Sesame Street

    Big Bird is working with different kinds of birds to help clean up Sesame Street. This catchy number about cooperation reminds us the importance of working together.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Abby's Almost-Friend Trick with Elmo | Sesame Street

    Elmo's on the search for someone to play with! Abby wants to help, so she uses magic to bring Elmo a friend to play with. First, she makes Dorothy appear. Then, she tries to make Bert appear. In the end, Elmo didn't need her help because he can play with Abby! This video focuses on friendship.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Empathy | An ARTHUR Interactive Comic

    Explore the topic of empathy in this interactive comic, So Funny I Forgot to Laugh, based on the characters and storyline from the PBS children’s series ARTHUR. When Arthur takes his teasing too far, it upsets Sue Ellen. Can Arthur find a way to apologize for bullying Sue Ellen and save their friendship? 

    This resource is part of the The AIM Buddy Project | An ARTHUR Social, Emotional, and Character Development Curriculum.

    Grades: K-5

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