A sample of books to use with individual students, small groups, and in class lessons to support friendship.

FRIENDSHAPE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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This book is colorful and fun! It’s truely a “celebration of friendship.” Using different colorful shapes Tom Litchnheld’s illustrations are visual for what a good friend looks like, acts like, and sounds like.

Activity: Check out my FREEBIE activity packet with color pages and activities for a variety of grades. There are also tons of ideas on Pinterest and an cut/color sheet at Scholastic.

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This is a great whole class ideas for grades 1 and up to learn more about each other. Students move around the room and fill in each square with a different classmates initials.
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Who is in your students circle of friends? What does it take to get into that inner circle?
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This activity asks students to identify peers and adults that help create their trusting and positive environment.
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A story students can color in designed to help students demonstrate empathic thinking.


Need more?

Find more books here:

See my personal list of books I own with categories and links to activities here. To Edit Click File  and “Make a copy”!

Find videos to partner with books here:

Pawsitive School Counselor You Tube Page

Bright Futures Counseling

Check out more amazing resources from these amazing counselors, educators, parents, etc.:

Counselor Keri

The Ned Show

The Confident Counselors

Happily Ever Elephants






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