Free Friendship Unit for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Special Education

Use our Free Friendship Unit in your classroom to teach students the characteristics of a good friend and how to make the right choices at school and at home when it comes to navigating and maintaining friendships. This free friendship unit is perfect for back to school time or a refresher anytime during the school year. 

Firstly, we know that our year long Made For Me Literacy Curriculums can be quite the investment! Our Being a Friend Unit is special because we include all three Made For Me Literacy Levels. Now you have the chance to see the differences in the levels for free. Then you can decide which level works best for your students before purchasing!

Friendship Unit Story Time Comprehension Activities

To accompany the perfect friendship read aloud, “Stick and Stone,” written by Beth Ferry, you’ll get adapted pieces, story maps, sequencing pages, comprehension questions and printable assessments for each level. 

Friendship Vocabulary

We’ve provided both clip-art and real life pictures to go along with all of the friendship vocab. Students can practice these new words with task boxes, cut/paste worksheets, boom cards, and more!

Friendship Crafts

Following the read aloud comes the crafts! Crafts are a great way to incorporate fine motor skills into the week. In the free Being a Friend Unit, you’ll get visual directions and templates for friendship hearts! With each level comes a different tier of writing. Level A students use letter cards to spell their name. Level B students use cut and past errorless options to complete a sentence. Level C students write to fill in the blank or write their own sentence. 

Friendship Predictable Chart, Class Book and Journal Pages

Predictable charts are a great way to cover pre-reading skills for early learners. In this activity, students write a sentence about being a good friend. Depending on the level, they either complete a page to go in a class book or they complete a differentiated journal page. 

Friendship Anchor Charts

Interactive anchors can be completed as a group or can be set up as centers. We include an anchor chart for matching emotions. Then another one sorting kind and unkind photos/scenarios. Both anchor charts come in all three levels and can be accessed digitally for a no prep option through google slides.

Friendship Snack Mix 

Snacks are so fun and encourage cooperation and taking turns. At the end of the week, enjoy making our Friendship Mix using the visual recipe found in the unit. Cooking in the classroom is great for working on life skills such as following a recipe, measuring, and cleaning up afterwards. Even so, we sneak in a little comprehension and sequencing as well with our recipe sequencing visuals and reflection sheet.

Friendship Task Boxes, File Folders, and Digital Activities

Increase independence and enhance basic math and literacy skills with these tasks that can prepped as task boxes OR file folders – your choice! Because we know students love tablet or computer work, we include interactive PDFs and boom card packs as center options in the free friendship unit. Pull these digital components out anytime for a nice no prep option.

Friendship Printable Worksheets

The differentiated cut-and-paste activities are a great way to assess student knowledge, promote independence, and practice fine motor scissor skills.

Check out more MFML units that work great with this free unit:

In addition to this free friendship unit, we have a larger Friendship Unit for Level B that work well with this freebie if you want to extend the theme for an entire month!

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