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 free friendship flower template can be used in so many ways. Students cut out their flower 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!
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.
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.
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 on those around us in positive ways!