Creating a “safe place” is one way to cope with big feelings. In this video, Elmo explains and celebrates the safety and security of his blanket fort.

  • Before watching: Explain to children that Elmo was feeling scared and sad and needed a safe, cozy space.
  • While you watch: As you watch, notice how Elmo describes his feelings and his feel-better strategy.
  • After watching: Ask children if they’ve ever felt like Elmo. What helps them feel better? Talk about what kind of safe places children might create for themselves.