This has to be one of our prettiest and most colourful greetings cards! If you have a special friend, send them this beautiful card to brighten their day...
Being A Good Friend
Friends are such an important part of growing up - but not all friends are good friends, and one of the most important lessons that children learn is how to be - and to recognise - a good friend. We've got some printable activities below - including worksheets that children can use on their own, brainstorming printables that you can share with a classroom of kids, and posters for displays too. But first, here are some questions that you can use with your children to encourage conversation and thought about what actually makes a good friend.
Brainstorming Being A Good Friend
- How do you recognise a good friend?
- Can you only have one good friend, or one "best" friend?
- Which of the following statements about good friends is true and which false? (We have a printable version of this below.)
- A good friend must be loyal
- A good friend must be there for me
- A good friend must like the same music and celebrities as I do
- A good friend must be a good listener
- A good friend must agree with whatever I say
- A good friend must do whatever I say
- A good friend must have the same values as me
- A good friend must have lots of toys / the best technology
- A good friend must wear fashionable clothes
- A good friend must be kind
- A good friend must put me first
- A good friend must live in a big house
- A good friend must care about others
- A good friend must be better at things like sport and homework than I am
- A good friend must be worse at things like sport and homework than I am
- A good friend must have lots of money
- A good friend must buy me presents
- A good friend must share their toys / food / other things with me
- A good friend must be fun to be around
- A good friend must like animals
- A good friend must do the right thing
- A good friend must be trustworthy
- A good friend must be respectful
- A good friend must be encouraging
- A good friend must tell me the truth
- A good friend must always tell the truth
- Have you heard of the term "frenemy"? How does a frenemy make you feel?
Our Being A Good Friend Resources
Use this printable to help children think about the ways in which they can build friendships - either in general or with a specific friend.
Here's a perfect card to send to your best friend! Or perhaps you've got a relative or teacher who's simply the best too? Print onto some card, fold in half then write your personal message inside.
Here's a simple, pretty card which has one important word on it - "friends". Whoever receives this card will surely treasure it!
We love the bright colours on this cheerful, pretty card - and it's a perfect way to tell someone you'd like to be friends forever! Simply print onto some card, then fold in half.
Kids can use this story paper - which comes in colour or black and white - for writing a story about a playground accident, or perhaps for thinking about ways they might "be there" to help other children who need a hand.
Get the kids to think about how it feels to be included / excluded, and how they can make sure that everyone is included in future, with this interesting worksheet.
The perfect friend can be hard to find, but once you've found them, let them know! Encourage the children to think about all the things that go into a good friendship with this cute "recipe" printable.
It's great to thank a special friend if they've helped you in some way, and this printable award lets you write your own message and date too - perfect as a keepsake.