Preschool and Kindergarten Friendship Crafts, Activities, Games, and Printables. Children celebrate the joys of making and having friends with our friendship theme. They engage in sharing and caring activities, games, songs, rhymes, literature, and snacks. The Plant Seeds of Friendship and Friendship Quilt activities are excellent starting points for discussions on friendship behaviors. These behaviors are reinforced when children work together to draw a picture, send each other thank you notes for acts of kindness, learn to read each other's names, and act out friendship skits.
Have a discussion about friends. What is a friend? How do you become a friend to someone? How do you show love and affection? What makes someone a good friend? Name some ways you can show affection to your classmates.
A friend is someone to have fun with, to play with, to laugh with, to sing with, and to share with. A friend is a buddy, a pal is a friend!
Go over the importance of friendship with children and make a list on the board of qualities that friends have or should have.
Good friends help each other. Good friends care for each other. Good friends are kind. Good friends share. Good friends stick together.
Who are your friends? What special things do you like to do with your friends? What things do you like to do by yourself?
Happy Valentine's Day!
Two friends, Vito and Vicky, are writing eachother Valentine's Cards. Listen to or read this cute online interactive story book that features the letter V.
Follow My Friend Play "Follow My Friend" just like "Follow the Leader." Have a child close his/her eyes and have another child take their hands and guide them safely through a room.
Make a Friendship Wreath bulletin board from children's handprints. Have each child make handprints onto a piece of paper using paint. Cut out all of the handprints and arrange them in a wreath shape on the bulletin board. The palms will be facing into the circle and the fingers will be facing out. Title the board "Our Helping Hands of Friendship." Have each child dictate or write one way that he or she has helped a friend and place the phrases on the board around the wreath.
Friendship Beanbag Toss
Toss a beanbag from hand to hand and sing the following song:
I have a good friend,
a good friend, a good friend,
I have a good friend and his/her name is ________.
Then, toss the beanbag to the child who was named. Have the child toss it back. Repeat until every child has had their name called.
|My Friend Rabbit||My Friend is Sad||A Rainbow of Friends||Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and
Dog Who Became Best Friends
|That's What a Friend Is||That's What Friends Are For||Hunter's Best Friend at School||How to Be a Friend: A Guide to
Making Friends and Keeping Them
|All About Me Activities and Lessons||Feelings and Emotions Activities||Valentine's Day Activities||Friendship Bracelet Lesson|