The Green Ribbon Campaign
May is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
Did you that...
...people in England started wearing a green ribbon on their clothes, as early as the 17th century, to show support and raise awareness for those with health issues?
Green ribbon jigsaw puzzle: supporting others
Click on the puzzle above to launch it in a new window. Can you guess what Iris the Dragon book this picture is from? The answer is at the very bottom of this page!
Color Me! Just keep my ribbon green!
is Iris green? you decide...
Click on an image to launch the picture. Then right-click, choose "print picture" and start coloring — and Iris can be any color you like!
Green Ribbon Answers
How many green ribbons are in the 17th century picture above? 22 of them!
What book does the jigsaw puzzle come from? You can find the picture on page 11 of I Can Fix It!
socks + box + kids = puppet show
Yup, this is where your old socks can become celebrities with your talent!
Iris the Dragon has easy instructions, music, and even a script to help you along.
Start building and entertain the crowd and share your message about mental health!
Of course, you can just use your own puppets and sound effects to recreate one of the Iris the Dragon books. Here are the resources:
Links below on how to build a cardboard puppet show theatre:
Iris the Dragon's soccer scrambler
Click on the pic to unscramble an image at All Star Puzzles.
How many homes are in the picture? What is Iris wearing on her head? What do you think the boy is feeling?
Iris the Dragon's picnic scrambler
Here's another puzzle to unscramble. Click on the pic to go to All Star Puzzles.
How many baskets are there in the picture? What does Ottie Otter have on his head? Why do you think the animals are happy?
spot the differences
Click on the picture. Then, press your browser's Ctrl and + keys to zoom in and Ctrl - to zoom out. Seven things are different. Answers are at the bottom - but upside down! Have fun!
create you own kind deeds wallpaper
Use our characters to create mashups, wallpaper, stories, whatever about kind deeds. Post your creation to You Tube, Flickr or wherever you hangout and link it to this page: http://iristhedragon.com/kids.html
Let us know...
Did your class do something about kids mental health?
If yes, ask your teacher to tweet us with a link or to send us an email. Keep up the great work!