Special Collection: Friendship

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Build your Community

Build your Community

In this activity, kids will have a chance to see different kinds of communities and talk about the components that make them. Thinking about how these components make them feel. They will create their own ideal community on paper.

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Circles of Belonging

Circles of Belonging

Having a sense of belonging doesn’t have to be abstract — we can count the number of groups we belong to, and we can name the people with whom we feel loved.

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Emotion Garden

Emotion Garden

We don’t always appreciate the special people in our lives. Let’s think about one special person and pay attention to the feelings they share with us. We can show them gratitude and tell them how much care.

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Feast of Great Relationships

Feast of Great Relationships

Think of your favorite meal. To make this meal, we might follow a recipe. What are some of the ingredients we need? Today, using relationship ingredients, we’re going to create a Recipe for Great Relationships.

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Friendship Medal

Friendship Medal

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

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Grateful Mail

Grateful Mail

Practicing gratitude is linked with so many benefits, how can we teach our children to grow up with an “attitude of gratitude”? In this activity, kids (and adults!) will make art about what they are grateful for, then they will send the art to someone they love.

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HeartMath Intuitive Listening

HeartMath Intuitive Listening

This game involves focused listening and understanding with a partner. Listening is one of the more difficult skills to develop. It takes time and practice to become a good listener. Oftentimes, our own points of view and emotions color what we hear other people saying. It takes practice to quiet down the thinking brain and listen with an open heart and mind. Part of listening involves intuition–the ability to sense what someone is meaning without the person actually saying it.

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Kind or Unkind

Kind or Unkind

Kindness can be deeper than “please” and “thank you.” But it can be confusing sometimes when if actions are mistaken. How can we show kindness? How can we be clear about our intentions to do good for others?

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