CLOUD is a bit unpredictable. One day he is happy, the next he is angry, and the next day—who knows, maybe sad or even happy again. Cloud lives in the big sky and loves to travel across the treetops paying visits to all his friends. Cloud’s favorite number is 9. His favorite color is gray, because there are so many different shades of it—just like his personality. Cloud loves butterscotch pudding and green tea. Cloud doesn’t play an instrument, but he is a great audience!
Cloud helps kids learn how to:
Regulate their tone of voice, body language, words, and actions
Feel mad without being mean
BUG is a caterpillar that is afraid of change. He is really smart, a skilled conversationalist and is known to talk himself and the others out of any given situation, because he likes to examine all sides. This can sometimes confuse the Kimochis and make them forget what they were trying to accomplish. Bug lives in a Manzanita tree. Bug has a swimming hole with a tethered rope swing in the center of his living room. When the weather gets hot the Kimochis can always be found splashing around Bug’s place! Bug’s lucky number is 2.
Bug helps kids learn how to:
Take positive social and academic risks
Use positive self-talk
Be brave and overcome fears
HUGGTOPUS is, needless to say, all smiles and hugs. She is very affectionate and strong and sometimes gets a little carried away by her big friendly personality. Huggtopus doesn’t know her own strength and can sometimes be a little overbearing. She always means well but has to learn about boundaries. You can always count on Huggtopus to put a smile on your face if you’re feeling down and to give you a great big hug to make you feel better. Her favorite number is 8, and her favorite color is pink.
Huggs helps kids learn how to:
Set appropriate boundaries
Self-regulate internal and external distractions
Have patience and tolerance
CAT knows what she wants, when she wants it and why. Cat can be very persuasive. When she makes up her mind there is no stopping her. When the Kimochis need a leader, they can always count on Cat. She loves to be in charge but can sometimes be a bit bossy. Cat lives in a Cherry Blossom Tree. She likes to keep her house tidy and loves to host tea parties. Cat’s favorite number is 10, her favorite color is purple, and she loves to snack on toasted almond cookies and warm milk.
Cat helps kids learn how to:
Apologize and forgive
Make safe, wise, kind choices
Manage cranky feelings
LOVEY DOVE is sweet and nurturing and is always there to help smooth out a lumpy situation. If the Kimochis had one mom they could all share it would be Lovey. She lives in an auburn nest high atop a Japanese Maple Tree. Lovey’s nest has one bedroom, a kitchen, and a playroom with a magic slide where the Kimochis spend a lot of time after their homework is done. Lovey’s favorite number is 11 and her favorite color is lemon yellow. She loves healthy snacks like carrot sticks and yogurt raisins.
Lovey Dove helps kids learn how to:
Share pride without bragging
Celebrate others’ accomplishments
Move through worried feelings
BELLA ROSE is very sweet and conscientious of others. Bella Rose’s sensitive side and ability to empathize, always has a way of bringing emotional balance to the group. Her favorite number is 8 and her favorite color is green. She loves the smell of Clover and the taste of morning dew. For Bella Rose, being sensitive can be a blessing, but it can also be a challenge. When Bella Rose’s feelings get hurt she has a hard time expressing herself. Bella Rose can be known to close herself off when she feels bad.
Bella Rose helps kids learn how to:
Be compassionate and empathetic
Share true feelings
Avoid “masking” feelings with hurtful actions
CLOVER might sleep late, miss the bus, or forget your birthday but he always has the best intentions. Forgetful, a bit careless, but always kind, Clover is a four-leafed friend that doesn’t always have the best of luck. Clover’s favorite number is 7, and his favorite color is yellow, Clover is very funny. Sometimes he uses his sense of humor to make the others laugh, but sometimes he uses it to mask what he is really feeling inside. , Clover always finds a way to pick himself up again by reminding himself that when the going gets unlucky, the unlucky keep going!
Clover helps kids learn how to:
“Bounce back” with resiliency
Create hopeful, optimistic thoughts