What do you get when you combine role playing, art making, imagination, team collaboration and conversations about friendship? A Quiz Show about Making and Keeping Friends!
This FuN!, LOW-PREP, EDITABLE, interactive lesson & game can be used as a stand-alone classroom lesson about friendship, as a making and keeping friends introduction, or as a review and/or supplement to your other social skills and friendship lessons.
Making and Keeping Friends Topics Covered Include:
*The value and importance of friendship
*Skills and assets that will help your students develop healthy relationships with others
*Tips on how to make and keep friends
Hands-On and Experiential Lesson
This lesson encourages reflective thinking, and is designed for students to show off and build on their smarts in different ways. Plus, the questions and challenges are 100% customizable so if you like, you can edit them to better fit your specific needs.
For this friendship lesson, it is best used with a Promethean White Board or projector that that can be hooked up to your computer. You can use it with small groups too (and a white board is not necessary!) Formatted as a power point presentation, this making and keeping friends lesson will not only engage your students, but will also make it easier on you because it is: LOW-PREP for all you busy teachers and school counselors!
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE and KEEP FRIENDS
Making and Keeping Friends Tips handout and Lesson Plan are also included!
Now with BONUS TASK CARDS & WORKSHEETS
to provide you with flexibility!!!!! Given that the GAME SHOW takes 40-60 minutes to play, and sometimes we just don't have that much time....or that the GAME SHOW works best projected on a large screen, and sometimes the technology breaks down....or that there are days when we walk into the classroom and just know that a whole classroom game is not going to fly that day....and sometimes students need more quiet, reflective activities......I have included more than 6 additional formats to teach this friendship social skills lesson. (Note: the additional activities do involve some printing prep-work.)
HOW I USE THIS LESSON:
As the research says, creative play really is the language of childhood. No matter the topic covered, I have found that as long as the lesson involves a bit of art, role-playing, games, and some freedom of movement, students are engaged. In this Quiz Show, students get to act/ role play, draw, imagine, take risks, and problem solve as a team.
I hope that your students enjoy this Making and Keeping Friends Lesson, having serious fun learning!
ASCA MINDSETS & BEHAVIORS covered:
* M 1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being
* M 2. Self-confidence in ability to succeed
* M 3. Sense of belonging in the school environment
* B-LS 1. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions
* B-LS 2. Demonstrate creativity
* B-SS 2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students
* B-SS 6. Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills
If you are looking for other easy, fun, low-prep and editable lessons, check out these ones about Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Feelings, Coping Skills, and Peer Pressure:
*Mindfulness Lesson: Fun Experiential Game About Mindful Coping Skills
*Growth Mindset Lesson: Fun Experiential Game About Growth Mindset
*PEER PRESSURE *Refusal Skills & Boundaries
*Feelings Lesson: School Counseling Game About Emotions & Coping Skills
*COPING SKILLS: Stress, Anxiety & Anger Management Lesson
This GAME SHOW! format is also used with Erin Frankel's books:
WEIRD!: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Erin Frankel's empathy building and bullying prevention books
DARE!: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Erin Frankel's empathy building and bullying prevention books
TOUGH!: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Erin Frankel's empathy building and bullying prevention books
And if you like Julia Cook's Soda Pop Head, Making Friends Is An Art, and Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, check out these ones:
Soda POP Head: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Julia Cook's anger management book
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Julia Cook's anxiety management book
MAKING FRIENDS IS AN ART: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Julia Cook's friendship and social skills book