​Early childhood resources

The Allen AdventureThe Bullying. No Way! early childhood resources are designed to help young children learn about how to get on with others and how to solve their problems without physical or verbal aggression.

Our resources for children from 3 to 8 years of age are based on The Allen Adventure app and related materials.

Free app
Allen learns about feelings
Allen learns about feelings wheel
Allen learns about feelings puppets
Allen solves a problem
Lesson plans
Kinda Mean song
Kinda Mean musical scores
Colouring in pages

Free app

The Allen Adventure app is an interactive story to help children learn about how to tell how others are feeling, how to get on with others and how to deal with difficult social situations. (Read more about the story at About The Allen Adventure). The free app for available for both iPad and Android tablets. The Allen Adventure app also links to the information for educators and parents on this site at Starting in early childhood.

Allen learns about feelingsAllen learns about feelings

Allen learns about feelings is a teaching resource for early childhood educators aimed at fostering emotional literacy in young children. It uses emojis in activities with lots of opportunities to identify and understand emotions.

Download Allen learns about feelings (PDF, 3.4 MB), Word version (DOCX, 3.3 MB) for information for educators and families about using the materials and worksheets packed with fun emojis that children will enjoy. 

Allen learns about feelings wheel

Incorporating the Allen emojis, The Allen learns about feelings wheel (PDF, 1.3MB) provides an opportunity for children to connect and communicate their feelings. The wheel allows them to visually represent their emotions, and connect these with words to communicate with others.  

The Allen learns about feelings wheel can be implemented as a whole class or individual activity.  The Allen learns about feelings wheel instructions (PDF, 930KB). 


The Allen learns about feelings puppet resource package (PDF, 1.9 MB) can be used by educators and families to help young children learn about appropriate social and emotional behaviours and develop empathy for others.

Make the Allen puppets and use the range of facial expressions to act out stories and explore problem solving.

Allen solves a problem   

Allen solves a problem is a resource for introducing problem-solving skills to children from 3 to 8 years of age. It includes the Allen solves a problem template (PDF,1MB), Word version (DOCX, 1MB) and guidelines for early childhood educators and parents (PDF, 613KB),Word version (DOCX, 578KB). Allen solves a problem provides a structure for talking with young children about how to work out what to do if they have a social problem or conflict.

Lesson plans

The Allen Adventure lesson plans have been developed for early childhood educators based on the story of The Allen Adventure. These lesson plans promote social and emotional development and pro-social behaviour and provide opportunities for learning skills and discussing the importance of getting on with each other.

The Allen Adventure in the classroom video features a teacher working with students in the first year of formal schooling and discussing how the story can be extended within the everyday activities.


The Allen Adventure booklets (set of four booklets) provide the story of each chapter of The Allen Adventure and can be used on their own or with the app or lesson plans. Print these documents on A4 paper. Select 'booklet' in 'paper sizing and handling' settings. Fold and staple on the fold, and trim edges to create a booklet.

The Allen Adventure book 1: The New Kid (PDF, 2.17MB)
The Allen Adventure book 2: The Rocket (PDF, 1.93MB)
The Allen Adventure book 3: Kinda Mean (PDF, 2.86MB)
The Allen Adventure book 4: Earth to Allen (PDF, 2.11MB)


The Allen Adventure postcardsThe Allen Adventure postcards have been created to use with young children. The postcards show scenes from The Allen Adventure story. Young children can draw themselves into the pictures and show what they might do if they were in the same situation as Allen and the other characters.

The Allen Adventure postcards can also be downloaded individually in large sizes in digital formats to draw on with an electronic painting program. Use one of the free paint programs available.

The Allen Adventure Postcards (set of 4) (PDF, 939KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcard 1 (JPG, 846KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcard 2 (JPG, 831KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcards 3 (JPG, 804KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcards 4 (JPG, 729KB)

Kinda Mean song

The Kinda Mean song from The Allen Adventure is great to make up a dance or write additional lyrics in your class.

Listen to an extended version of the song
MP3 song (MP3, 1.7MB)
Lyrics (PDF, 38KB)

Listen to an instrumental version to make up your own lyrics
MP3 instrumental (MP3, 1.7MB)

Kinda Mean musical scores

Screenshot from The Allen Adventure app

Kinda Mean musical scores are available for a full band, voice, guitar, keyboard, percussion and other instruments. Use these scores to play and perform Kinda Mean in your classroom. The music is also suitable for a primary school band to perform.

Colour in pages

Colouring in pages to download and print.

The Allen Adventure - Allen the Alien (PDF, 50KB)
The Allen Adventure - Girl with Allen (PDF, 64KB)