Overview & Integration

Core 4:



7F: Promotes teamwork and respect for others

3A: Addresses academic, physical, social and emotional needs of the participants

CASEL Competencies:

Relationships Skills, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making

6DQ: Engagement in Learning

Sharing and responding to clear expectations


Sometimes things happen in life that are too hard for us to overcome on our own. When hard things happen, friends can help. They can do this by writing a card, helping us up, giving us a hug, or simply just sitting beside us. Friends come in all shapes and sizes, but they all make us stronger and remind us that we are not alone. A true friend is someone that cares about us, treats us with kindness, and accepts us for who we are. Friendship is important.

But in order to have good friends, we must be good friends. We have to show care and kindness to those around us. Making friends can take some time, and it starts with getting to know others. Take some time this week to help out some of your friends that need it. Find creative ways to show them you care and remind them that they are not alone!

Reflection Questions

  • What makes a good friend?
  • Share about one of your best friends. What do you like most about them?
  • What do you do to be a good friend?
  • How do you make a new friend?
  • What are some things that you do to help your friends?
  • What are some things that your friends do to help you?
  • Share about something that you can only do with the help of a friend.

Arts/Crafts Reflection Questions

  • How can you help friends when making art?
  • How can you make a new friend when you are working on art?
  • What do you need a friend’s help with when creating art?
  • What do you need from a friend when you get frustrated with a project?
  • How can you encourage others during arts and crafts time?
  • How can we use art to show our friends we care about them?

Games/Physical Activity Reflection Questions

  • How did you help your friends when playing the game? How did your friends help you?
  • How can you make new friends on your team if you don’t know anyone?
  • What makes a good friend and teammate?
  • How were you a good friend during this game?
  • How can you help a friend who gets hurt when playing?
  • What do good friends do when you are on a team together? What about on different teams?
  • What did you learn about friendship during this game?