The sensory aspect of this lesson—sandpaper and cotton balls—really hits the mark! Social skills including empathy and kindness, which are not intuitive for all preschoolers, are effectively reinforced.
August 7 is International Friendship Day. This is a time to celebrate friendships and consider what it means to be a good friend. Try this lesson with young children to help them answer this question (and think about what kind of friend they are themselves!).
A Friendship Flower-We read The Crayon Box That Talked (By Shane Derolf), discussed how we all work together, we are all different, special and unique. Lastly, we colored a flower petal and created unique a classroom flower.
Friendship is a theme often explored in early learning classrooms. Giving students lots of examples of how to be a good friend can help them understand how to form positive relationships. We wanted to create resources that will add to this study in your classroom. How to be a Friend Poster Use this as a …