Preschool Friendship Theme




Book List

Best Friends - Myra Berry Brown
Dandelion - Don Freeman
Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister







Songs & Fingerplays

A song you can sing about friends is..

Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold

I have my children sing this to let them know that you can still make new friends and they can still be friends with their old friends as well.

~Submitted by Robin, Ohio

The More We Get Together

The more we get together,
together, together.
The more we get together,
The happier we'll be.
'Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together,
the happier we'll be!

Let's Be Friends With One Another

Can be expanded on by children making up more things to do together

Ket's be friend with one another (3x's)
Let's be friend today.

You can sing with a friend
you can shout with a friend
you can hum with a friend
let's be friends today!

You can jump with a friend
you can clap with a friend
you can jump with a friend
let's be friends today

let's be friend with one another (3x's)
let's be friends today

Let's be friends

Can be expanded on by children making up more things to do together

Let's be friends you and me together we will
La la la - do do do - do do doddley do

Let's hold hands you and me and together we will
La la la - do do do - do do doddley do

Let's swing arms you and me and together we will
La la la - do do do - do do doddley do

~Submitted by Cathie in Florida

Hand In Hand

Children go through motions with a partner

By myself I'm good, but together we're much better
Together we're much better, hand in hand
By myself I can sing, but together we're better
Together we're much better, hand in hand

Oh Big hands, little hands, clapping hand and waving hands
All different kinds of hand together hand in hand

By myself I can clap, but together we're much better
Together we're much better, hand in hand
By myself. I can jump but together we're much better
Together we're much better, hand in hand

Oh brown hands, pink hands, yellow hands and tan hands
All different kinds of hands together hand in hand

~Submitted by Cathie in Florida

Friends

I have two friends, (hold up 2 fingers on left hand)
And they have me; (hold up 1 finger on right hand)
Two friends and me, (bend each from left to right)
That's one, two, three (hold up whle saying 1,2 3)

~Submitted by Cindy from Maryland

Five Friends

Five good friends went out to play.
It was a bright and sunny day,
One good friend said, "I can't stay."
Then there were four friends left to play.

Four good friends went out to play.
It was a bright and sunny day,
One good friend said, "I can't stay."
Then there were three friends left to play.

Three good friends went out to play.
It was a bright and sunny day.
One good friend said, "I can't stay."
Then there were two friends left to play.

Two good friends went out to play.
It was a bright and sunny day.
One good friend said, "I can't stay."
Then there was one friend left to play.

One good friend went out to play.
It was a bright and sunny day.
One good friend said, "I can't stay."
Then there were no friends left to play.

~Submitted by Cindy from Maryland





Arts & Crafts

Friendship Wreath

Paint, large paper, ribbon

Have the children place their handprints on a large piece of paper in a circular shape to create a friendship wreath. Then have the children decorate it with ribbons. Then display it on the wall. Talk about working together and friendship as you make the wreath.

Friend Collage

magazines, paper, glue

Make a collage of pictures of things you like to do with your friends.







Theme Ideas

Friendship Talk

Make a paper chain of children. Explain that this is like our class - we are each individual people, but all together we are friends! A friend is someone to have fun with, to play with, to laugh with, to sing with, and to share with. A friend is a buddy, a pal - a friend! Who are your friends? What special things do you like to do with your friends? What things do you like to do by yourself?

Bulletin Board/Wall Display

I Am A Special Friend Because.....

Prepare a circle shape for the head, cut out of construction paper, and attach it to a tongue depressor for the body (one per child). The children decorate the faces to look like themselves by adding yarn for hair and coloring in the features of the face. Write a short phrase on the tongue depressor that completes the sentence, "I am a Special Friend because. . ."

~Submitted by Cindy from Maryland




Links

Friendship Theme - A to Z Teacher Stuff
Preschool Friendship Theme - Everything Preschool
Friendship - Perpetual Preschool
Friendship: Music & Songs - Preschool Education
Friendship: Arts & Crafts - Preschool Education
Friendship: Games & Outdoors - Preschool Education
Friendship: Snacks - Preschool Education



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