Entries in friendship (5)

Monday
May072018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan on everyday blessings (e.g., God’s love, friendship, family) that fill up one’s day, and how to appreciate and be grateful for those gifts.

Read Everyday Gifts.”

Write a list of some of the everyday gifts, like those listed in the article, which you might experience. Discuss how even though those gifts might seem ordinary, they can bring joy to your day. Put this list up somewhere you can see it to remind you of some of the gifts that you are blessed with.

ReadThe Blessing of Family and Friends.”

Ask each child to name something special about a person in their family, and how that special something makes you or others happy. For example, “My sister Alice is fun to play with. She makes our games exciting,” or “Grandma is caring and thoughtful. She makes me feel loved.”

Read Building Friendships” and “One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Discuss how friendship is another everyday gift that can be given and received. Talk about some of the things that make a friendship special, and how to give the gift of friendship to someone.

ReadJesus Is with You!” and “Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

Talk about how the best gift you can have is Jesus. Jesus will always be there to guide, love, help, and be your friend, no matter what.

Color one or more of the following coloring pages, and listen to the audio “Me and You.”

Additional material:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Saturday
Jun112016

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Your Friendship Recipe

Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objectives: “Be able to describe the importance and benefits of friendships; identify the variety of relationships that are present in life, and how each friendship affects one’s life,” and “learn how we are responsible to look out for the welfare of one’s friends, and allow them to look out for one’s welfare as well.” (Character Building: Social Skills: Friendship-2ab)

WatchFriendship Soup Lesson.”

Talk about the question asked at the end of this clip: “What ingredients have you been putting in your friendship soup?” Also talk about any other ingredients that your child would want to include in their friendship soup and discuss any to leave out or remove that may not be contributing to a strong friendship (such as teasing, hurting someone’s feelings, being dishonest, etc.).

ReadThe Wounds of a Friend.”

Discuss how sometimes a part of being a friend means speaking the truth to your friend and being open to hearing them speak the truth to you. Sometimes the truth may make them or you feel uncomfortable, or may even hurt a little, but that type of honesty makes a friendship stronger. Discuss how the aim of that type of honesty is to help a friendship; it should not be used to point out the things you don’t like about your friend.

ReadHumility Helps Friendships.”

Talk about the need for humility in friendship and how honesty and trust can’t work well unless both people are willing to take the lower seat when needed. Try to come up with real examples with your child that help to confirm how humility can help a relationship (even if the relationship wasn’t among their circle of friends).

Read and discuss these Bible verses on “how to treat friends”: Luke 6:31; Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14.

End with discussing one or two “ingredients” your child wants to try putting into action in their friendships in the coming weeks.

Additional reading:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Friendship-2b

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 The Family International

Tuesday
Mar082016

0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how to be a good friend.

Read One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Talk about things that are important to build a good friendship (e.g., kindness, thoughtfulness, loyalty, etc.), and how to be the kind of friend who brings those qualities into a friendship.

Read The Secret to Making Friends.”

Talk about how making new friends sometimes takes effort. Discuss what Wiggly’s life might’ve been like if he hadn’t decided to make friends. What did Wiggly gain from making friends?

WatchBe a Friend.”

ReadCharacter ABC: B Is for Be a Friend.”

Do something to show a friend how much you care. You can write a note, give your friend a hug, or tell your friend what makes him or her special to you. Make a friend feel special today!

Color Coloring Page—Character ABC: B Is for Be a Friend.” 

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend (Portuguese)

Monday
Jun232014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Consideration Builds Friendships

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives: “Be able to identify what actions build friendships." (Character Building: Social Skills: Friendship-1b

Read Love Goes on Forever.”

Read Building Friendships.”

Read Billy and the Beast.”

What stood out in the articles above about ways friendships can be built or maintained? (For example: By giving to another person, by actively showing concern and doing kind deeds for another person, by thinking less of oneself and more about what will encourage another person.)

Pray one or both prayers of “Pray a Way: Caring for Others.” You can find the coloring page for these prayers here.

Stop and pray a prayer for a friend in need.

Reinforce this understanding of how showing consideration helps to build friendships by reading the following stories and taking note of the result of considerate actions.

Choose and memorize a scripture from either “Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Law of Love” or “Crazily Cool Card Set: Love.” Print and color the card to use for review.

If you like, here’s an e-card you can add a message to and send to a friend to enjoy.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Friendship-1b

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Consideration Builds Friendships (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Consideration Builds Friendships (Spanish)

Tuesday
Nov052013

0–5 Lesson Plan: Building Friendships

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 15-minute 0–5 lesson plan on the actions one can take to foster good friendships.

WatchBe a Friend.”

ReadBuilding Friendships.”

Talk about any friends your child currently has and how it took time for each friendship to grow.

Discuss the actions that strengthen friendships (e.g., care, kindness, consideration) and the things that can harm a friendship (e.g., always wanting your own way, etc.).

Read Swifty and Nobo.” Talk about Swifty’s behavior with his pigeon friends. What made everyone like Swifty? What made everyone not want to be around Nobo?

Here are two verses that talk about how to treat each other in a kindly manner:

WatchWhat Are Friends for?

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Building Friendships (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Building Friendships (Spanish)