Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Best Social Skills Activities to Teach Friendship Skills to Kids

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A collection of friendship skills activities for children, including making friends social skills activities, as well as crafts and printables to teach kids how to be a good friend.

There's lots of little skills to work on when it comes to teaching friendship skills to children, such as sharing, turn taking, empathy, perspective taking, being a good listener, etc.

It's kind of a long list when you think about it.

But it's also important to teach kids about what friendship is in a more broader sense.

For instance, you need to teach them what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend.

Then you need to teach them playtime skills to help foster those friendships and develop them further.

So if you are looking for social skills friendship activities, then you're in the right spot! Here are 40+ activities, crafts, and printables to teach friendship skills to kids.

Social skills friendship activities

Friendship Skills Activities, Crafts, & Printables for Children

Below you will find tons of social stories for teaching kids friendship skills, as well as activities and crafts about making friends. These ideas will teach kids how to be a good friend.

1. 9 Free Social Stories About Friendship

2. Free Printable My Friend is Autistic Social Story

3. Free Printable Playground Social Scripts

4. 20 Friendship & Playtime Social Stories

5. How to Be a Friend Craft from Gift of Curiosity

6. How to Be a Good Friend Pony Bead Bracelet Craft from The Preschool Toolbox

7. Free Friendship Printables from The Kinder Corner

8. Friendship Art from Munchkins and Moms

9. What Makes a Friend? Monster Game from The OT Toolbox

10. Free Printable How to Play with Friends Cards from Powerful Mothering

11. Friendship Banner Craft from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

12. How to Be a Good Friend Freebie from Mandy's Tips for Teachers

13. Five Finger Friendship Challenge from The Corner on Character

14. The Friendship Challenge Activity from Adore Them

15. Free Printable Find a Friend BINGO Game from Teacher Karma

16. Friendship Activities & Printables from Proud to Be Primary

17. Homemade Friends Matching Game from Early Learning Ideas

18. How to Be a Friend Free Poster from Digital: Divide and Conquer

Need More Resources to Teach Friendship Skills? Try this Printable Pack!

This printable pack includes resources on how to show kindness, how to make an apology, understanding emotions, and so much more! It will even help kids get a better understand of different types of disabilities. You're going to love this inclusive printable pack from my friend Renae!

Friendship printable pack

Other Social Skills Resources You'll Love

Free Printable List of Social Skills

Printable Social Stories

Social Skills Apps for Kids

Social skills activities for kids for teaching about friendship