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Friends are some of the fondest memories of childhood, but making friends can be challenging. Children must learn to understand and manage their feelings and become more aware of the feelings of others around them. Young children can be egocentric (perceiving the world from their own point of view), making it difficult to appreciate others’ perspectives. Socializing with others can help children take on others’ perspectives and develop empathy.
With the start of school approaching for many children and International Friendship Day coming up, too, we hope this week of friendship activities will inspire great conversations, and maybe even some new friends!
Charades is a classic party game that even young children can enjoy. This version of the game prompts children to act out emotional states and think about what events might prompt such feelings. Being good at reading and reacting to the emotions of others is key to being a good friend.
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Start the party off with an "icebreaker," an activity that helps everyone get to know each other better. It’s a fun way to practice interviewing and memory skills—and make new friends!
Before school starts, brush up on friendship themes with these extra activities:
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