As a teacher and role model for young minds, you can facilitate this important skill by teaching a unit on friendship. You might choose, for example, a lesson plan that focuses on developing socialization skills like:

1. How to identify what characteristics are important in a friend.
2. How to identify what a good friend does.
3. How to practice skills that help people make friends.

A Variety of Classroom Resources

Depending on the age of the children in your care you can use worksheets, arts and crafts and activities to help children understand the message. offers a variety of resources for your friendship unit. Check out our worksheets, lesson plans, and even downloadable clipart designed to make teaching about friendship more easy and fun.