Play I Notice, I Feel, I Can
Children can help their Sesame Street friends manage their big feelings with a three-step strategy.
Help children navigate this game and learn a way to take care of big feelings: noticing how their body feels, naming their feelings, and trying something that may help.
Whenever big feelings start to come up, remind children of the three steps (“I Notice, I Feel, I Can”), and practice them together. It’s great if children see you modeling the strategy on your own when you’re having a hard time, too (“I can’t find my keys and I’m starting to feel hot and uncomfortable. I feel so frustrated! I’ll take some deep breaths.”).
Feelings, Feelings, Everywhere
Everyone has different feelings, at different times, for different reasons—and all our feelings have a place.
Let’s Sing Along! My Body, My Brain
Celebrate the mind-body connection with a song about healthy habits.
Let’s Play a Game: Feelings Detective
Help children “see” feelings on others’ faces or bodies… and understand that everyone shows their feelings a little differently.
Mindful Moment: Nature Poses
Children can practice mindful movement to learn, help manage big feelings, or just focus or relax!
Stretch, Breathe, Move!
Help children connect with their brains and bodies to relax, refocus, or work through big feelings. After we notice how our bodies are feeling, we can think about what we are feeling and label it!
Tuning in to Children’s Unique Needs
Explore children’s unique ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and being in the world.
Connecting Mind, Body, and Heart
Children depend on caring grown-ups to learn and thrive in every way.