What You Need: “Good Friends” Activity Page, <download here>, pencils or crayons
What You Do: Pass out a “Good Friends” page to each kid.
- Point out the different parts as you discuss the attributes of a good friend.
- Encourage the kids to color their pages and fill in the blanks with their answers to the questions below:
- Guide kids to point to the mouth and ask: What is something a good friend does with their mouth? (encourages, cheers up someone who is sad, uses kind words, smiles)
- Guide kids to point to the ears and ask: What does a good friend do with their ears? (They LISTEN!)
- Guide kids to point to the hands and ask: What does a good friend do with their hands? (helps, shares, uses gentle hands, gives a high five)
- Guide kids to point to the arms and ask: What does a good friend do with their arms? (hugs, helps, comforts with an arm over your shoulder when you’re sad)
- When kids have finished filling in all of the blanks, give them a few minutes to color their page.
What You Say: “This is a great picture of what a good friend looks like. Let’s remember to [Bottom Line] choose your friends carefully. Let’s be a good friend by (point to different parts on the page as you review) using our mouths to say kind words, listening with our ears so we can understand what our friends need, using our hands to help, and our arms to hug. God gave us these ears, mouths, hands, and arms because He loves us. And we can show God how thankful we are when we love others, too! Use this sheet as a reminder to [Bottom Line] choose your friends carefully and to be a good friend, too.