It’s a fact of life – things change constantly. That doesn’t mean change is easy to accept, though. Often, change is a scary, painful thing. Moving to a new house, losing a loved one, being in a new school – these things can be very intimidating, and kids might resist or struggle to cope with change. But as the saying goes, that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
The following Flocabulary songs have a theme about change. Below the videos, we have questions you can use to start a discussion about coping with change. And Flocabulary has many more songs and videos to teach Character Education.
Songs About Coping with Change
This song is about a kid trying to get used to a new school. Ask: What are some things that he thought were scary on his first day? How did the new student get past his fears? What advice would you give someone who is new at your school? Listen now.
This song is about a boy who experiences a major change, but keeps an open mind. Ask: What new situation did the main character have to get used to? How did he deal with it? What can be learned from his story? Watch now.
This song can be used to teach students about how to recover from losing someone important in their lives. Ask: What happened to the main character? What does it mean to cope? How did the main character cope with his loss? What can we learn from this story? Listen now.
This song is about the constant changes in life. Ask: What are some changes that we will all encounter? What are some positive ways to deal with change? What are some negative ways to deal with change? Listen now.
Questions for Discussion
- How did the characters in the songs deal with change?
- Why do you think change can be so stressful?
- Do you think change is a positive or a negative thing in your life? Explain.
- What are some ways we might respond to change that are unhealthy? How can we embrace change in a healthy way?