Find resources for balance and well-being. Build inner strength, navigate difficult feelings, and get support with this collection of videos, games, books, and more.

Video

grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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Activity

grades 3–12

I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?

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your amazing brain

Video

grades K–3

Your Amazing Brain

Watch this video to learn how to grow your brain's power by sticking to things and calming down when you get frustrated.

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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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little love for the lonely

Activity

grades 3–12

A Little Love for the Lonely

Handwrite a letter to an elderly person who can't currently visit family. Though you won't get a letter in return, you'll know you're giving back.

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finding your yeti body

Video

grades K–3

Finding Your Yeti Body

Learn how to slide into your yeti body to get you better prepped to practice mindfulness, meditate, or just chill out.

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keys to empathy

Video

grades K–5

The Keys to Empathy

Watch this video to learn how you can use empathy to better understand and support others.

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what is mindfulness

Video

grades K–3

What Is Mindfulness?

Find out what it means to be mindful. After the video, take some time to practice what you learned.

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managing worry

Video

grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

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take on the day

Activity

grades 3–5

Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Website/App

grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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Activity

grades 3–12

I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?

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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

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little love for the lonely

Activity

grades 3–12

A Little Love for the Lonely

Handwrite a letter to an elderly person who can't currently visit family. Though you won't get a letter in return, you'll know you're giving back.

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take on the day

Activity

grades 3–5

Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Activity

grades 3–12

Explain Empathy

What does it mean to have empathy? Write a poem, create art, or make a picture book that expresses your point of view.

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Activity

grades K–5

Create a Kindness Challenge

Think of a way your household can show kindness to each other this week. How can you help each other or make the day better?

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Activity

grades K–5

Breathing Break

Without trying to change it, pay attention to your breathing as you sit still. Do it for 10 breaths the first time, and then try 15!

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Activity

grades K–8

But Why?

Take a few minutes and write down stuff you love, like games, movies, foods, etc. Why do you like each one? Try to go beyond simple answers.

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making your own reward

Activity

grades 1–5

Create an Award for Yourself

What's something special about you? What makes you great? It could be anything! Design an award for that thing, and write up the recognition letter.

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your role model responding to your letter

Activity

grades 3–6

Your Hero Writes You a Response Letter

Imagine your hero responded to a letter you wrote them. What might they say?

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writing a letter pretending to be the teen version of that person

Activity

grades 3–6

Write a Letter to a Loved One in the Past

Think of an adult who's special to you. Write a letter to a teenage version of them.

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Activity

grades 5–12

Go Viral with Gratitude

Use your favorite video-creation tool to make a video thanking someone who's made a difference in your life: a teacher, a parent, or another mentor.

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people working together

Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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coronavirus resources for all educators

Article/Ebook

grades K–12

7 Mindsets: Coronavirus Resources

Videos, conversation starters, and activities support social-emotional learning.

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Teacher and students in front of a high school

Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

The Power of a Letter

Read about a teacher who wrote encouraging letters to students. Then take the quiz, review the power words, and write about why the letters meant so much.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

We All Teach SEL: Inspiring Activities for Every Classroom

Eleven-part article series offers quick, practical tips and tools for integrating SEL into any classroom.

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Mother and daughter hugging

Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Emotional Intelligence Apps and Games

Top-notch apps and games will help students with everything from anger management to emotional identification to meditation.

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GEORGE in colorful letters

Audio

grades 3–8

George

Listen to this tender tale about a transgender girl in the fourth grade. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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two cartoon girls telling stories

Audio

grades 3–8

The Land of Forgotten Girls

Listen to this heartbreaking story about the struggles of two sisters from the Philippines who move to Louisiana. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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people and a dog hiking

Audio

grades 3–6

Hello, Universe

Listen to this charming tale involving four kids, Filipino folk tales, and bravery. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Audio

grades 4–8

The Thing About Luck

Listen to the sweet tale of a migrant worker girl who must face big responsibilities. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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two people in a row boat

Audio

grades 3–6

Listen, Slowly

Put on this audiobook about a girl's trip to Vietnam, where she learns about her family's past. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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inspiring stories about pathbreaking women

Audio

grades 3–5

Inspiring Stories About Pathbreaking Women

Listen to these absorbing, 20-minute tales of remarkable women who have shaped our world.

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Audio

Preschool–grade 3

The Imagine Neighborhood

From the Committee for Children, this show encourages kids to use their imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

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Interactive

grades 5–8

Hall of Heroes

Wonderful and fun social-interaction game teaches cooperation and friendship skills needed for middle school and beyond.

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teacher and students

Interactive

grades K–5

Zoo U

This powerful and focused game has engaging animations, positive reinforcement, and rich assessments to boost kids' social problem-solving skills.

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child writing a letter

Lesson

grades 4–12

Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Write a meaningful letter of thanks to essential workers that returns their acts of service and kindness.

Video

grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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your amazing brain

Video

grades K–3

Your Amazing Brain

Watch this video to learn how to grow your brain's power by sticking to things and calming down when you get frustrated.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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finding your yeti body

Video

grades K–3

Finding Your Yeti Body

Learn how to slide into your yeti body to get you better prepped to practice mindfulness, meditate, or just chill out.

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keys to empathy

Video

grades K–5

The Keys to Empathy

Watch this video to learn how you can use empathy to better understand and support others.

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what is mindfulness

Video

grades K–3

What Is Mindfulness?

Find out what it means to be mindful. After the video, take some time to practice what you learned.

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managing worry

Video

grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

Video

Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Grand Canyon Trek

Chill out on this awe-inspiring (and long!) Grand Canyon hike featuring great footage and vibes. If you're up for it, walk along with the video!

Video

Preschool–grade 3

It's Never Too Early to Talk About Justice

Listen to this story about racial inequities told in a way that's easy to understand and encourages action.

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Video

grades 4–12

Kindness Is Contagious

Enjoy this warm-hearted documentary (available free on Tubi) about people being nice to each other. Just what we need right now.

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Website/App

grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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crowdsourced collection

Website/App

grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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a person with face paint

Website/App

grades 3–8

Bite-Sized Inspiration

Browse the videos on this site to discover fascinating stories about history and culture representing perspectives from all around the world.

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kids from around the world

Website/App

grades 1–4

Kids from Around the World

Learn from kids around the world about their homes, habits, and cultures. What differences and similarities do you notice among the kids and their cultures?

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 3

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Stretch, learn kid-friendly poses, and practice mindfulness for energetic or calm activity.

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sample lessons

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Peekapak

Easy-to-implement teaching units cover 10 SEL topics including empathy, perseverance, teamwork, and self-regulation.

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animated monster enjoying the scent of a flower

Website/App

grades K–4

Emotional ABCs

Online social-emotional learning curriculum with coordinated printables and discussion questions for teachers.

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relieving stress and relaxing

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 5

Simple Stress Busters

Try out one of these simple activities to de-stress, release tension, and relax.

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Worksheet

grades 3–8

What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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Samples of common phrases

Worksheet

grades 1–4

Grow Your Language

How does what we say shape our mindset toward learning? Cut out these common phrases and sort them on the worksheet to start a discussion.

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Worksheet

grades 3–5

Gratitude and Happiness

Take a moment out of your day to consider the role of gratitude in our lives.

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Why I can do this notes

Worksheet

grades K–5

You Can Do This

Fill out this worksheet to think through how to get from "I can't" to "I can try."