Clifford's Big Ideas were developed for the curriculum for the award winning PBS KIDS animated series. They represent social and emotional challenges that children face and offer suggestions as to how they can master these challenges in the future. Included here are suggestions on how to use these Big Ideas and apply them to a school curriculum.
Click on the BIG idea below for a lesson plan, printable, and video clip.
BE BIG Service Projects
Download the Clifford BE BIG Service Project Planning Guide to bring service-learning projects into the classroom as well as develop community and character education outside the classroom.
to get ideas on organizing a service-learning project and information on how to get your students involved in your community.
2013 BE BIG In Your Community Contest
to learn about the 5th annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest and enter for a chance to win a $5,000 community grant to bring your classroom's BIG idea to life!
BE BIG Books
In conjunction with the BE BIG campaign, Scholastic released ten best-selling titles by beloved author Norman Bridwell, each featuring one of Clifford's BIG Ideas!
to see the BE BIG titles.
MAKE CLIFFORD'S BE BIG PROMISE
Encourage your classroom to make the BE BIG Promise to show how small, simple actions can make the world a better place.
to learn more and make the promise!
See how Clifford's BIG Ideas reinforce character education outside the classroom with Scholastic's After School Learning Program.
for BE BIG After School resources.
Bring BE BIG into your classroom!
to download an activity sheet to introduce your students to BE BIG!
The Clifford The Big Red Dog™
magazine for preschool classrooms enhances your science and social studies themes while it delights young children with classic characters and colorful photography. It's also an affordable, send-home reading piece! Each monthly installment includes: Two giant, four-page BIG Issues for group lessons, two little copies for each student, a four-page Teacher's Edition packed with creative tips and extension activities, and two black-and-white activity pages that reinforce each issue's lessons.
Find out about the BIG magazine
that will make your pre-K classes more exciting, more skill-building, and more FUN than ever before!