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International Day of Friendship Activities for Kids (2021)

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Updated | 2 min read

International Day of Friendship is coming up on the 30th of July. We have a gorgeous collection of friendship activities for kids that would work perfectly to celebrate this day with your students.


The Cutest Friendship Activities for Kids

Create a Garden of Friendship Flowers

This friendship flower template can be used in so many ways. Students cut out their flowers and write a characteristic of a good friend onto each petal. After colouring in their flower, students fold the petals on the dotted lines.

Use the flowers to create a Garden of Friendship display or attach each paper flower to a stick and push them into the ground to make a ‘real’ friendship garden outside!

Friendship activities for kids

Recipe for Friendship Activity

Another fun way to frame a conversation about social skills is to use this Recipe for Friendship activity.

The characteristics of a good friend can form the ingredients. Then you may like to ask your students what a good friendship looks like, and encourage students to use their descriptions in their recipe instructions.

The poster included in the download can be used to create a classroom display of the finished recipes.

Friendship activities for kids

Get the Scoop on Friendship!

Who doesn’t like ice cream!? In this Friendship Day classroom activity students write three different characteristics of a good friend onto each of the three scoops of ice cream.

Colour, cut and glue the pieces together to form the best ever friendship ice cream cone! Use the poster included in the downloadable file in a friendship-themed classroom display.

Friendship activities for kids

The Perfect Kindness Activities

Spending time focusing on the importance of being kind to our friends is also a great activity you can do with your students. Why not use some of our random acts of kindness activities featured in this blog – Spread Kindness in Your Classroom | Random Acts of Kindness Activities. Or one of my favourites is to create a kindness rock garden for your classroom.

Check out our blog – Teaching Kindness One Rock at a Time.

Friendship Activities for Every Day of the Year

It doesn’t need to be Friendship Day to engage your class in discussions and activities about friendship. We have a great collection of teaching resources you can use to teach social skills, exploring the characteristics, behaviours and actions that impact those around us in positive ways!

Image of What Do Friends Do? Poster

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What Do Friends Do? Poster

A social skills poster focusing on the actions of good friends.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 7
Image of What Makes A Good Friend Word Wall Vocabulary

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What Makes A Good Friend Word Wall Vocabulary

Friendship related vocabulary cards for a word wall.

Teach Starter Publishing8 pagesYears: F - 7Customisable
Image of Good Friends Body Language Poster

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Good Friends Body Language Poster

A social skills poster focusing on the body language of friends.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 7
Image of Friendship is a Million Little Things – Positivity Poster

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Friendship is a Million Little Things – Positivity Poster

A positivity poster to brighten up your learning space.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 7
Image of Friends Acrostic Poem Worksheet

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Friends Acrostic Poem Worksheet

A simple friends acrostic poem for your students to complete.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 7
Image of Qualities and Actions Of Good Friends Worksheets

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Qualities and Actions Of Good Friends Worksheets

A social skills worksheet focusing on the qualities and actions of a good friend.

Teach Starter Publishing2 pagesYears: F - 7
Image of Random Acts of Kindness Display

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Random Acts of Kindness Display

A display to highlight any random acts of kindness.

Teach Starter Publishing3 pagesYears: F - 6
Image of No Act of Kindness Is Ever Too Small - Positivity Poster

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No Act of Kindness Is Ever Too Small - Positivity Poster

A motivation and positivity poster to brighten up your learning space.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 7

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  • Tina Piccin
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    Do you have any suggestions for how students can celebrate International Friendship Day Virtually/In lockdown?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
      ·

      Hi Tina, thanks for your great question. You can perhaps download some of the PDFs included in this blog and email them to your students to complete at home? Best of luck.

  • Ben Woodland
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    Can you please Create a bookmark for Friendship Day?

    • Bronwyn
      ·

      Hey, Ben! Thanks for your suggestion I'll pass this along to the resource team. Have a great week.

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