Friendship Fence (Buddy Bench on a Budget)

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Mrs Bell The Crafty Counselor
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Have students who are having issues making friends at recess? Do you see kids who want to be included but do not know how to make the first move?

This friendship fence packet may be perfect for you!

Included in this packet:
Friendship Fence Sign
Poem Poster
Directions Poster
Recess Pact Page
Recess Ranger Tags

It is so easy to create a friendship fence. Print the Friendship Fence sign, poem and directions, laminate and zip tie to a fence. Presto you now have your very own friendship fence! Students who do not have anyone to play with can now stand by the signs signaling to other students that they need a friend to play with. Kids will see them standing there and then will (hopefully) come up and ask them to join in on the fun.

To ensure this happens, create a recess pact with your students that sets the expectation of inclusion. Also, give a leadership position to students called "recess rangers". They are in charge of watching the fence and including anyone standing near it.

My students are having so much more fun at recess now that we have a friendship fence, your students will too!

Mrs. Bell
The Crafty Counselor

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