Choosing Friends

This Choosing Friends activity & project also includes:

Friendship can be both a positive and negative experience for both children and adults. Learning about the qualities of a good friend can help individuals choose supportive and helpful relationships. As class members complete a graphic organizer that details the decision-making process, they brainstorm the qualities of peers that make them good friends.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have parents complete the worksheet and graphic organizer with their children at home
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for learners with special needs, but helpful for mainstream classes as well
  • Worksheet is in color, and dark background may impede comprehension if printed in black and white; consider reformatting the worksheet or projecting onto a whiteboard
  • Find a balance between discussing qualities of a friend and using negative language about classmates
Pros

  • Graphic organizer is versatile for multiple uses in the classroom, including social and academic contexts
  • Provides a helpful instructional tip
Cons

  • None