Once I Was Very Very Scared

Free Resources

Finger Puppets

We were so inspired by a group of children in San Rosa who did Once I Was Very Very Scared as a school play, that we thought we would create free finger puppets that all children and families could use to tell their story.

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Free Downloadable Handouts

These handouts are for use with the book Once I Was Very Very Scared. Please feel free to use these handouts with children and families. You have the right to use them and make copies for use with families, so long as they are provided free of charge. You may not include them in any other materials.

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Squirrel would like you to know that it is ok if grown-ups want to use the handouts too. We could all use a little help sometimes, and coloring is fun.

Which animals are you like?

Draw your picture in the middle of the circle and color the animals that are like you and the things that help you feel safer and better.

Sometimes I am like . . .

This helps me . . . 

Understand the animals

We can begin to help the animals from the story Once I Was Very Very Scared by thinking about what they went through. Children may like using these simple sheets to write or draw the animals' or their own stories.

DOG

ELEPHANT

FROG

MEERKAT

MONKEY

RABBIT

SKUNK

SQUIRREL

TURTLE

Help the animals

Let's help the animals from the story Once I Was Very Very Scared.  Children can write or draw  what the animals do when they are scared, angry, frustrated, embarrassed, or ashamed.  You can help them think about what might help the animals and write or draw their answers in the box.  While they help the animals, we will be able to help them think about what helps them when they feel this way.

DOG

ELEPHANT

FROG

MEERKAT

MONKEY

RABBIT

SKUNK

SQUIRREL

TURTLE