Family Health Handout: Friendability
Health Challenge - Discover your friendability and how to make the best better.
Why We are Friends Story Game
Having good friends enhances your life. Families need to know about each other’s friends. As a family, take turns sharing stories about friends who have been an important part of each of your lives. This is a fun after-dinner activity. Turn off the TV and cell phones and have fun!
- Give each family member several strips of paper. Write the names of 1 friend on each strip.
- Put the strips in a container (cup, bowl, basket, hat).
- Each family member draws a name.
- The person whose friend it is tells a story about their friendship. Suggestions: tell about how you met, a funny incident, or qualities you admire about your friend.
- Family members are encouraged to share as many stories as possible.
4-H Families Online
Check out “Being Friends” https://www.goodcharacter.com/elementaryschool/being-friends/
Note To Parents: Boost Your Child's Friendability
To help your child develop positive and healthy friendships:
- Encourage your child to talk with you about his or her friendships.
- If your child shows signs of feeling rejected or left out, talk with him or her about it. Share a time when you felt the same way.
- Be sensitive to friendships that may involve negative activities or putdowns of other kids. Discuss it with your child and let him or her know how you feel about it.
- Show your child ways to show appreciation when a friend does something nice.