So what activities did we do to encourage friendship?
The children finger painted in pairs, working together to make a Buddy Masterpiece.
Friendship Art Collage
We created a Class Friendship Collage. Every student had a hand in what went into this work of art. Once it was dry we hung it outside so everyone else could see.
Colored Pasta Friendship Necklaces
This was one of my favorite activities. The children worked to lace colored pasta onto some yarn to create Friendship Necklaces. Once completed, they gave the necklace to a friend. It was so cute to watch them exchange these necklaces.
No pictures of this one sorry but to make the Friendship chin I simply cut long strips of paper and let the children decorate 1 side freely. Then I taped them together to form a Friendship Chain that we displayed outside.
Friendship Fruit Salad
So easy and such yummy fun to work together to make a Friendship Fruit Salad. For us, that basically meant that all little hands worked together to prepare the salad and then we all sat and enjoyed the fruits of our labor together (I couldn't resist it!).
I encouraged sharing and team work by encouraging the children to work and play together all week. We discussed what friends do and made a class chart of our answers. It is aways so fun to hear their responses. I had answers like Friends..... jump on the bed, play together, eat cookies, go to the beach, share together, dance and a few others. I hang these outside our class so the parents can read them during drop-off and/or pick-up. They are perfect for a smile.
Books We Read:
Next week we kick off our Apple Theme!