Gulliver and the Storm


I hate it when I’m afraid of something but nobody else is. It makes me feel like something is wrong with me.

I don’t like the fact that I always have worries. I know it’s frustrating for everyone. I wish everyone would remember I’m trying my hardest.

If I keep practicing, maybe I won’t be so scared.

Does this sound like you?

Gulliver and the Storm

Gully and his family are getting ready for game night. They have the popcorn and a game ready to go, but a storm might ruin their plans.

Gulliver can’t even think about game night, he’s too focused on the storm. He worries if they are they going to be safe?

Activity 1

Gully is super afraid of spiders. He knows they can’t hurt him, but that doesn’t change the way he feels. If Gully sees a spider when he’s outside playing with his friends the whole day is ruined. Draw Gully a picture of a silly spider. That way, next time he sees one he can think of your drawing and maybe not be so afraid.

Activity 2

Can you remember something that you use to be scared of, something that you aren’t afraid of anymore? What made the worries go away?

Activity 3

When Poppy’s worries get big, it feels sometimes like she’s had too many carrots. Sometimes she even feels sick.

When Poppy is struggling with big feelings, and people ask her how she’s feeling, she doesn’t know how to describe it, so she tells them how big the worries are in carrots:

?1 carrot – Poppy’s worries are still small. She’s Ok
??2-3 carrots – Poppy is starting to think about her worries more than anything else. She’s getting worried they are starting to get big.
????4-5 carrots – Poppy’s worries are starting to make it so she’s not feeling well. She has a headache, maybe even a stomachache. Poppy’s worries are getting big, she needs some help-

How many carrots are you feeling today?

Let’s make a plan!

What are some ideas of things we could do next time we start to feel worries come?

The Plan Example

What happened?

Afraid of the wind

How did I react?

Worried everything will blow away

What can I do instead?

Listen to the people in charge reminding me I am safe and everything will be OK

Now it’s your turn!

Did you follow the plan? How did it go?

  • Click on the Poppy video that best describes how it all worked out.
  • Don’t forget, plans take practice. Sometimes they work out the first time, sometimes it takes a couple of tries. The important thing is your trying and that you’re working together.

? Yes to success!

? Maybe nextime