be a friend

I’ve previously sent out some social initiation lessons that focus on how to start an initial conversation with someone, or how to make some initial connections based on common interests.

Once they get past that first interaction, though, how do our students keep these friends?

The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

In addition to looking for other people who have the qualities of a good friend, kids need to recognize and develop those qualities in themselves.

This week’s printable combines two of my favorite things: art, and showing your friends how you care!

Students will draw how they can be a good friend in different situations. (If your kids really aren’t the drawing type, you could have them write some ideas.)

Download the activity here.