Students are to complete the story: One Halloween my friends and I were going trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Down the street from us was an old deserted house that everyone thought was haunted. My mother said, "Don't you dare go near that house!
In middle school, friendships both deepen and become more challenging. As with most things, the best way to teach kids is to make the lesson fun. A vast number of friendship games and activities for preschoolers and middle schoolers can be found online. These are some of our favorites.
Preschool Friendship Activities Share on Pinterest As adults who know how difficult it can be to make friends, the ease with which preschoolers develop friendships is amazing.
At this stage, friendship is more about proximity and interests: Who is around me and do they want to play the same thing I am playing? Friendship activities for preschoolers are focused on the building blocks of relationships: The Good Friend List This is a simple, straightforward activity in which children are asked to list what qualities make a good friend.
The Matching Game Every child gets a marble and has to find the other kids who have the same color marble. They then link arms and stay together until all groups are complete.
This is a fun way to get different kids together and to reinforce the idea that different people can have things in common. One person stands in front of the group and shares a fact about themselves, like their favorite color or favorite animal. This also gives active preschoolers a reason to get up and move around.
The Compliment Game This game can be done a number of different ways. Kids can sit in a circle and toss a beanbag to each other, or they can just name the next person to get a turn.
Regardless, the point is for each child to get a chance to compliment another child in their class. This teaches kids how to pay compliments, and how nice it is to receive them. It also helps a group of kids get to know each other and become closer. Middle School Friendship Activities Share on Pinterest In middle school, friendship becomes more complicated and more important.
Friends become more important, typically replacing family members as confidants. Kids develop some of their first deep, intimate friends. They also struggle to be accepted, and must learn how to deal with social hierarchies and cliques.
Friendship activities for middle schoolers tend to focus on teamwork and breaking down barriers between kids. Blindfolded Obstacle Game Sometimes taking the talking out of an activity makes it easier for self-conscious middle schoolers to get involved.
For this activity, you put kids in small groups of three or four and blindfold one of them. The rest of the group must then guide that person through the obstacle course. You can also blindfold the entire group. In Common This game is a great activity for breaking down barriers.
That group then has to find seven or whatever number you want things that they all have in common. Kids not only learn a lot about each other, but also find out that they have more in common with kids from different social groups than they thought.
Face Time In Face Time, kids try to identify moods based on facial expressions. By either cutting faces out of magazines or using pictures printed out, groups need to identify what they think that person is feeling and put the faces into piles based on different emotions.
The more subtle the expression, the more interesting the conversation. Children sit in a circle. The starting child picks a sentence or phrase to pass around the circle via whispers. The last child says the sentence out loud, and the whole group laughs about how much the wording may have changed.
Even the simplest piece of information can get garbled and confused as it passes from person to person. This reminds kids not to believe everything they hear, and to go to the source if they want the truth.
Friendship Chain Each child is given a slip of construction paper.I always have a Write the Room center.
I just switch out the activities. My kids LOVE using a clipboard and hunting for word cards, number cards, or sentences around our classroom.
Color Monsters Write the Room. Pin Share +1. Tweet. Color Monsters/Color Words Write the Room. Write the room activities are always a huge hit in my class You can choose to post the cards around the room and let kids hunt for them while recording them on their paper as they find them (this is a traditional write the room.).
Number Teaching Pronouns in the Classroom By Suzie Hill, M. Ed. When introducing any of the activities, have a readily available list, similar to the one below, of pronouns for students to use as a reference.
Pronouns List around the room and write. The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Classroom Commands'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.
Hey, Kids: To access your Raz-Kids page, go to the web page for your class and click on the symbol above your name. It's that easy! Preschool Program for year olds. Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas.
Here are a few example activities: recognize his or her own name and begin to write it using both letters and letter-like shapes;.