❤️ Mini book, bookmarks, writing on friendship and kindness! Encourage friendly actions and kind words in your classroom. Friendship and kindness is a great topic for working toward a positive classroom climate.
Did you know that November 13th is World Kindness Day--- and Friendship Day is celebrated in August? But you can promote kindness and friendship ANY day of the year!
Having a friend, means being a friend! Give your kids a chance to think about what having a friend means, and what being a friend means--no matter where they come from, no matter what size, shape, or color.
Does your school have a program that promotes friendship and kindness? If so, this may serve as a supplement to a larger unit that you already have. It also can stand on its own if you want to have a mini unit about friendship and kindness. Create a mini book as a follow-up.
Make friendship bookmarks to give each other.
Write to pen pals across the world! Send this as a little booklet to a pen pal along with a personalized bookmark.
⭐️ You will find the following included ⭐️
1. An 8-page half-sized book, with 4 pages that can be folded in half on the dotted line. No cutting is required. Alternatively, pages can be cut and put in order. Just staple or punch holes and tie with ribbon or string.
2. Three pages of peace-loving/friendship/kindness-themed bookmarks. Laminating them looks best and makes them last longer. Add embellishments, such as ribbon and beads.
Two designs with 4 bookmarks on each page...
One design has: 1 color and 1 black and white. The other design is black and white only.
3. Four full pages of writing prompts for poetry or personal narrative writing:
*"What Peace Means to Me" (acrostic)
*"A Friend Is ..."
*"Kindness Is ..."
4. Mini Poster/ Graphic Organizer:
*Kids write about a special friend....They can do a mini poster for every child in their class! It would be interesting and fun to see huge collection of friends and their traits! (This can be used as a pre-writing page for a short report about a friend, too!)
5. Two pages: art and writing activities
*A peace sign (with directions)
*A hand motif (with directions)
6. Two pages of letter writing stationery (black and white).
⭐️ Other options
~Have your kids make friendship bracelets with embroidery thread and beads. (suggestion only--directions not included).
~Or, make a giant PEACE SIGN to place on your door, with your students' signatures on it. I'm sure you'll have plenty more ideas that will go with this.
~Make a chain with the bookmarks.
***This activity is intended to:
√ Start or add to a conversation about friendship and kindness.
√ Promote positive student behavior and community-mindedness.
√ Encourage students to work independently or with partners to read, write and color to complete the book.
√ Be used for independent or group work, book bags, or a literacy center activity.
*Aligns with Common Core Standards, including but not limited to Reading Literature (free verse) and Writing (opinion), and Vocabulary (word meanings, word relationships)
❤️ Change the classroom climate in your school with simple messages of kindness.Follow up with your own activities for "Random Acts of Kindness".
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Thank you for your interest! ❤️