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.
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.