JUNE 8th is the official BEST FRIENDS DAY!
Of COURSE you can choose to make it Best Friends Day any day you choose.
Invite friends to join you for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Meet in the park, at the beach, in a backyard. Have everyone bring something to share.
Using what’s available in your house or you may need to get a few things from the store.
Paper, pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, paint or pastels. Set up a card making station at a table in your home. Giving a card, that says something you like about a friend is an amazing way to acknowledge Happy Best Friends Day
Already on your shelf, get it from the library or borrow it from a friend.
The Fabulous Friend Machine by Nick Bland
How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
For teachers, setting up an experience that acknowledges the day.
Paper, pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, paint or pastels. Set up a card making station at a table in your classroom. Write or draw something you like about a friend in a card and give it to them.
Ribbon wrap bracelets, ask the children to draw on the ribbon with markers and then tie them on the wrist of a friend.
Pipe cleaners and small plastic bead, bracelet making table to be used as gifts for friends.
For the rest of us, taking something to school to share.
A fruit and veggie platter, homemade peanut free baking, like mini muffins, cookies or a cake.
Time spent together doing something that acknowledges the day.
Talk to your child about your friends and while you love them. Ask them about their friends. Talk about what best friends and what being a friend means.
Doing fun things with our children creates a deeper connection with them.
With deeper connection we create opportunities to talk, to laugh & to be seen experiencing joy, which is so important! Love, Stacey