Give each child a square of colored construction paper. Help children decorate their squares with sequins, glitter, or perhaps pictures of themselves. Staple squares side by side on the bulletin board forming a Friendship Quilt. Discuss similarities and differences among people and explain that those characteristics are what make friendship interesting and fun.
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