This is a fun sorting activity that works great to reinforce positive social skills with young learners. Review with students what a friend is and brainstorm ideas on what makes a good friend using posters I have provided. The students will then sort through 20 unique picture cards that show animals being kind and unkind. They need to decide if the action is something that would make a good friend or not.
What you get:
Friend Definition Poster
“What makes a good friend?” Brainstorm Poster
Sorting Labels (Being a good friend; Not being a good friend)
20 picture cards with text, in color
Here is the list of actions that make up the picture cards:
Sharing an umbrella, Making others feel welcome, Sharing, Giving a nice hug, Smiling, Giving, Saying, “thank you”, Being a good listener, Caring, Taking turns, Saying no politely, Unwanted hugs, Telling fibs about others, Taking without asking, Laughing when someone is hurt, Hitting, Butting in line, Yelling, I won’t be your friend if…, Knocking over someone else’s blocks
Skills developed in this resource:
Empathy, Expressing emotions and feelings, Establishing relationships with people outside of their family members
How you can use this resource:
This can be used in a large group or small group activity, and works well to supplement a Valentines, Friendship or Animals themed week.
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