Lesson Plan

Becoming a Good Friend

A lesson focuses on the qualities of a good friend. Scholars discuss how to be a good friend and decorate a hand cutout to represent a high five of friendship. Small groups offer encouragement and give compliments to each other. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • For children that do not like to touch, offer a thumbs up, nod, or a friendly smile
  • Give praise to individuals that exhibit positive relationship skills
Classroom Considerations
  • The final lesson in a 12-lesson social-emotional series
  • Requires a board or chart paper, copies of the hand cutout, and coloring tools
Pros
  • Touches on a topic very important for all age groups
  • The lesson and entire series come with several extension opportunities
Cons
  • None