Everyone dreads hearing, "My best friend is moving."
Friends are a big deal to our little ones, it can be hard for them to cope with the change of their friend switching schools. To help ease the pain, I designed the "My Best Friend is Moving, BFF Memory Book." This is a fun activity that besties can do together before the big move to reflect on all the fun times they had together during their friendship.
The Memory Book easy to make, you double side print the Memory Book pages and staple along the left hand side to bind the pages like a book.
Each of the two students then gets a Memory Book, either Book A or Book B (labels are in the bottom right hand cover of the book).
The students then work together to complete both books. Students have to pay special attention to who is being asked to answer the question. If it asks for friend A, friend A completes that page. If it
asks for friend B, friend B completes the page.
This means that even though each of the two books belongs to a specific student, they will both be sharing the activities inside both books.
In the end, they will have two completed books filled with their memories together. Each of them can keep one book forever to look back at all the fun they had together.
Included in this download:
My Friend Is Moving, Memory Book A
My Friend Is Moving, Memory Book B
My Friend Moved Memory Book
(color and black & white version of all memory books included, 6 books in total)
This activity could also be used with shoulder partners as a whole class activity for fifth grade students who have the potential to be splitting up to various middle schools.
I hope this eases your student's pain and helps preserve the beauty of their friendship.
The Crafty Counselor
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