Helping Kids Reach Out
Act out ways to make new friends.
Encourage kids to use the below conversation starters. If you want, you can also practice with finger puppets: cut off the tips of a rubber glove and draw faces on the fingertips with markers. Then, role-play:
- My name is _________. What’s yours?
- Hi, I’m new here. Will you show me around?
- How are you feeling today?
- Here are some things I like to do. How about you?
- That game looks like fun. Can I play?
- Here’s one thing that makes me a good friend: ___________.
- I can teach you to ____________.
- You’re really good at _______________. Can you show me?
- Do you want to hear an interesting idea?
- What’s your favorite thing to do around here?
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