Tuesday, September 26

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher

Today’s Excerpt:

What do you think are the most important qualities of a friend?

Practice with naming the qualities and behaviors of a good friendship in the following scenarios. Invite another person to pretend with you or just talk it out.

  • Your friend just won an award for something they did. What do you say?
  • Your friend fell down and hurt themself. What do you say or do?
  • Your friend’s pet died and they’re feeling really sad about it. What can you say to comfort them?

Optional: For more ideas about how to be a good friend, watch “What Makes a Good Friend?” (3-min video) from Little Voices, which shows kids talking about their friendships.