A great way to encourage friendship, positive attitudes, and support for our friends is to celebrate the efforts of the students in your school participating in the Special Olympics! My gifted students have held pep rallies and supported our Special Olympians with several activities. This packet contains ideas for projects that any class can create to build friendships while supporting our Special Olympians. This lesson includes the "how to" for hosting a pep rally, activities for making banners and cards, as well as photographs of our celebration! This is relevant, meaningful Character Education and is also a beginning to instilling kindness toward others.