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Plan a
'Friendship Fair'

Set aside a day for a Friendship Fair.

  • Have children play partner games, paint cooperative pictures, or use paper plates and scrap materials to create funny friendship hats for each other to wear.
  • Encourage children to choose a new friend for each activity of the day; they can do that by picking a classmate's name out of a bag.
  • At Circle Time read the book Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen. Ask children if any of them ever felt as Jim felt. Continue the discussion by letting children share their "friend stories."



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Sue LaBella, Education World's former early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.


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