This resource is a series of friendship activities. The ten day unit is set up so that students complete one activity per day.
Your students will be presented with a problem and mission. The neighborhood kids are not getting along. Your students will need to complete a series of tasks to help the kids grow a friendship garden. They will collect gardening tools after each activity and help grow the neighborhood friendship garden.
For each activity, you will be provided with:
- Teacher lesson guide
- Student instructions
- Craft template or (one page activity sheet for easy prep)
- “Good Job” letter and gardening tool
**Also included is a word wall that can be used throughout the mission.
In this resource, you will find:
*"What Makes a Good Friend” Anchor Chart: Students will discuss with their peers about kindness and friendship. They will write words that describe good friends and post them on the anchor chart.
*Gardening Bag: Students will assemble gardening bags to hold all of their work. They will write ways to be a good friend on the bags.
*Gardening Hat: Students will assemble gardening hats to wear throughout the mission. They will write ways to be a good friend on the hats.
*Carrot Activity: Students will write ways to be a caring friend and assemble carrot patch crafts.
*Tomato Activity: Students will sort through scenarios and decide whether they are tattles or important information that needs to be shared. This activity includes a whole group lesson and then independent work. They will assemble tomato plant crafts.
*Pepper Activity: Students will read problems and come up with solutions. They will assemble pepper crafts.
*Pea Pod Activity: Students will read a friendship story and write summaries, meanings, and connections to the story. They will assemble pea pod crafts. Differentiated two ways (simple and more complex text).
*Compliment Flowers: Students will write compliments about their peers and display them on a bulletin board.
*Friendship Chain: Students will write about being a good friend and create a friendship chain with their peers.
*Garden Picture: Students will color garden pictures to celebrate the end of the mission.
Keep your little learners engaged during spring by Growing a Friendship Garden!
Valerie & Nicole