Write down words on large strips of paper that shows what ingredients are needed to be a friend. For example:
Talk about why it is important for us to show these friendship ingredients when others are feeling sad, scared, or lonely. Ask children to demonstrate what it looks like when someone is sad or scared. Then have children demonstrate things like laughing and smiles. Talk about what emotions come out when you are being a good friend.
Talk about what things are not part of the friendship recipe like:
- Name calling
Write these words on a whiteboard, chalkboard, or easel and cross out each word.
Have children add the friendship ingredients to the pot. Talk about the other “ingredients” not being added and why.
Finish the lesson by gathering and singing “the more we get together.”