Friendship Medal

At this station, you’ll practice showing appreciation of each other and contribute to others feeling good about themselves.

Goal

Learn more about friendship and express appreciation.

Resources

  • Blank paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Markers or color pencils
  • Hole puncher (optional)
  • Activity Instruction Sheet (optional) click to download

Instructions

  1. Think of a friend or a person that you would like to give a medal to. Think about: Why are you friends with this person? What is special about them as a friend?
  2. Pick up a blank piece of paper of the table and draw and color a “medal” or “award” to recognize your friend. Write your friend’s name on it, cut it out, and tie a ribbon so you can hang the medal around your friend.
  3. It’s time for the “Award Ceremony”! Find your friend (or bring your medal home until you see him/her the next time) and hang the medal around your friend’s neck. Tell your friend why you made them a medal.
  4. Ask an adult for permission to take a photo of you and your friend with the blue ribbon. If you are allowed to, post it on social media with tags: #EQPOPUP #WorldChildrensDay to join the World Children’s Day celebration. 

Discussion

  • What is a friend? How do you make friends?
  • What should a good friend be like?
  • How did it feel to make a friendship-medal?
  • How did it feel to say out loud what you like about your friend?
  • What did it feel like to receive a medal?
  • Do you think it is important to have friends?
  • Can you have different kinds of friends?

Extensions

Write about some of the qualities of a friend that you see in the person you chose to make the medal for and share with them. Next, write about the qualities that you possess that make you a good friend and share with a partner.

Activity Source

Peppy Pals
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5-10 minutes

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