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.
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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 coloring 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.
Color, 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 favorites 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, behaviors, and actions that impact on those around us in positive ways!