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Cape On, Moms, Dads, and Caretakers!

We hope these Lil’ Adventures are teaching you and your kiddos about feeling emotions and empowering you to do so in a healthy and responsible way.

 

The handy dandy discussion guide to follow can help you go deeper into these important conversations about emotions, as well as open a discussion around the social justice topics addressed in the stories.

 

Feeling and developing a healthy relationship with our emotions is a lifelong journey, and together, we can help point our kids along the way. We encourage you to be open, revealing some of the toughest emotions you’ve experienced in a way your kids can understand. Then invite them to do the same and be ready to hold space and support for whatever comes up. Remember what Mrs. Moo says: “Feeling emotions is our right as human beings!” 

Cape On!

Lil’ Amina: The Adventure of Grief Discussion Guide
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Questions

• What are some of the toughest emotions you’ve felt? How did you handle them?

• What have you learned about Grief from this book, from me,(y)our family, or anyone?


• Amina is grieving because her mom has died. What have you lost that was important to you, and how did it make you feel?

• Amina feels a heaviness in her heart and many emotions like; sadness, anger, confusion, even some joy when she is grieving.


• What happens in your body when you feel grief?
What other emotions do you feel?

• What could you do for yourself or someone else when grieving?


• What did you learn about the Muslim culture and Islamic Faith from this story?


• What are you learning about emotions?

Lil’ Artie: The Adventure of Isolation Discussion Guide
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Questions

• What are some of the toughest emotions you have felt? How did you handle them?

• What have you learned about isolation from this book, from me, (y)our family, or anyone?

• Artie is feeling isolated for many reasons. When have you felt isolated? What did you do with this feeling?

• Artie feels hot on his face and almost as if he can’t breathe in his lungs when he feels isolated. What happens in your body when you feel isolated?

• What could you do for yourself or someone else if they feel isolated?

• What do you know about prison or jail?

• What are you learning about emotions?

• Who can you talk to when you are feeling isolated?

• Where is your heart? (*Child points to heart*) Let’s put a hand on our hearts and say, together, This is where I am, where I will always be. This means you’ll never be alone.

Lil’ Sass: The Adventure of Anger Discussion Guide

Questions

• What are some of the toughest emotions you’ve felt? How did you handle them?

• Sass feels really angry that the dance moves are so hard. Have you ever felt angry about something being hard?

• Sass got even more angry when the bicyclist broke the rules! How do you feel when other kids break the rules?

• After Sass allows herself to feel her anger, she realizes that the little angers are covering up a bigger anger, has that ever happened to you?

• Have you ever felt so angry you wanted to karate chop something? Let’s do something silly: let’s try to karate chop a pillow together right now! How did that feel?

• Are there things you should not karate chop or punch, even if you’re feeling really, really angry?

• Sass gets hot when she is angry. What happens in your body when you’re angry?

• What are you learning about emotions?

Lil’ Sass: The Adventure of Sadness Discussion Guide

Questions

• What are some of the toughest emotions you’ve felt? How did you handle them?

• Have you ever seen me feel sad? Your friends? Your siblings? Other grown-ups?

• Sass feels really sad about her dad being gone. What are some things that make you feel sad?

• Sass gets a knot in her stomach and throat when she is sad. What happens in your body?

• What have you done in the past when you’ve felt sad?

 

• What could you do the next time you feel sad?

• What are you learning about emotions?

• What other emotions are you curious about?

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Lil’ Sass: The Adventure of Joy Discussion Guide

Questions

• Sass feels really joyful about her performance! Have you ever felt joyful about something you worked hard on?

• What else makes you feel joy?

• Sass gets a feeling of butterflies in her stomach when she is experiencing joy.

What happens in your body? Where do you feel joy in your body?

• Did you ever feel jealous of another kid? If so, how did you handle that?

• Did you ever think another kid may be jealous of you? What was that like for you?

• Do you think there is such a thing as “jinxing”?

• What are you learning about emotions?

• What other emotions are you curious about?

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