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Oskar vs Thingamabob

Before & After Questions

Discuss these questions with your students before and after watching to review key points of the play.

Before Questions

  1. What do you do to cheer up or help your friends who feel scared, angry, or sad?

  2. How do you feel when you see something bad happen?

  3. When did you last feel scared? What did you do?

  4. When was the last time you felt anger? What did you do?  

  5. When did you last feel sad? What did you do?

  6. Who can you talk to about your feelings?

  7. Have you ever had a nightmare? How did you cope with it when you woke up?

  8. Have you ever bottled up or hid your feelings? What happened?


After Questions

  1. Why is Oskar having nightmares?

  2. What emotions does Thingamabob make Oskar feel?

  3. What colors are Oskar’s emotions?

  4. How does Oskar act when he feels scared?

  5. How does Oskar act when he feels angry?

  6. How does Oskar act when he feels sad?

  7. Who does Oskar talk to about his emotions?

  8. What does Oskar do to feel better?

  9. Why does Tabitha tell Oskar that he is hungry all of the time?

  10. What are some other things Oskar could do when he is scared, angry, or sad?

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