Handouts

Once I Was Very Very Scared

We try to create resources to help families heal. These resources are for use with the book Once I Was Very Very Scared. You have the right to use them and make copies for families and others, so long as they are provided free of charge. You may not include them in other materials or download and post them to other sites. For additional details on how to use them as part of trainings or large group activities, please see our Use Guidelines.

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. Click on the images to download the free PDFs.

Sometimes I am like . . .

This helps me . . .

Understanding the Animals

Simple story sheets children can use to talk about an animal's story or their own. Click on the image to download the free PDF.

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 can help them think about what helps them when they feel this way.


Click on the images to download the free PDFs.

Dog

Elephant

Frog

 Meerkat

Monkey

Rabbit

Skunk

Squirrel

Turtle