Activity Kit for Military Families

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Kimochis Hero - 13 inch plush character
Hero is a service dog and the natural leader in the Kimochis pack. He is protective, loyal, a bit aggressive, and always up for an adventure. Like many dogs, Hero gets distracted by certain smells, excited by noises, and overly protective when he senses danger. When Hero gets a little nervous and impatient, he tends to bark out commands that usually startle his friends. Hero needs to learn that even though his bark might be worse than his bite, finding a gentler tone of voice will always guide him where he wants to go a lot faster with his friends and family. Hero's favorite color is blue and his favorite number is 1.

Kimochis Nesting Heart - One plush heart nestled inside another plush heart.
During military duty, training, or deployment, or even regular day-to-day separations the service member parent can take the inner heart with them while the family keeps the outer heart at home. The hearts are a physical symbol that says, “Even though we are apart, we are always in each other’s hearts.”

Two Mixed Bags of Mini Feelings - 15 feelings included in each bag: Nervous, Happy, Sad, Mad, Loved, Scared, Excited, Brave, Proud, Sorry, Grateful, Frustrated, Kind, Left Out, and Cranky. One bag of Feelings can go with the service member parent when they are away on duty and the other bag can stay at home. Mini Feelings can be clipped to the carabiner key chain and attached to a backpack, purse, lunchbox or belt loop as a way to express your true feelings.

Hero's Big Adventure - In this 32-page hard cover picture book, Hero is heading out on a big adventure! Saying good-bye to his friends isn't easy. And when Hero returns, he doesn't seem quite like he's ready to be home. Hero's Big Adventure was written for any family faced with times of separation, especially military families. An additional note for caregivers from communication expert Ellen Pritchard Dodge, M. Ed. CCC-SLP includes helpful tips for guiding children through challenging emotional moments.

For ages 3 and up