Activities to Complement The Cardboard Shack Beneath the Bridge: Helping Children Understand Homelessness
Introduction to the classroom/family resource video designed to accompany The Cardboard Shack Beneath the Bridge: Helping Children Understand Homelessness (for children)
Introduction to the teacher/parent resource video designed to accompany The Cardboard Shack Beneath the Bridge: Helping Children Understand Homelessness (for parents and teachers).
Special Honour Drum Colouring Pages for Children
The Honour Drum - Musical
One of many creative outcomes inspired by Cheryl Bear and Tim Huff’s children’s book – The Honour Drum: Sharing the Beauty of Canada’s Indigenous People with Children, Families and Classrooms – is vividly profiled in this article about a beautiful children’s Honour Drum musical, written and performed by an elementary school’s staff and children in Cobourg, Ontario. A school with a student body of Indigenous and non-Indegenous children. This is a sweet and very meaningful example of unpacking Compassion Series material and discussions with great creativity and commitment! Perhaps this article will inspire you and the children in your care, and be an encouragement to try something extra special.
Activity Guide to Complement It's Hard Not to Stare: Helping Children Understand Disabilities
We are pleased to share this five part Activity Guide to compliment, “It’s Hard Not to Stare: Helping Children Understand Disabilities” (Compassion Series’ book 2). The five activity suggestions have been respectfully crafted by the Compassion Series Council, to serve as an additional forum for meaningful discussion and processing with children, in an effort to deepen understanding and inspire compassion. We encourage educators and parents to be creative and thoughtful as they unpack and/or adapt the activities, and/or create their own. Another interesting approach might be to have older children guide younger children through an activity, or activities. As always, we enthusiastically suggest the focused tone for the activities is dignity-and-kindness centered.
Activities to Complement Am I Safe? Exploring Fear and Anxiety with Children
All our online resources to accompany Am I Safe? can be found on our Am I Safe Resources page.