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Good Friend Charades

Activity Objective:
To act out ways to be friends to others
Lesson Outcome:
The children will demonstrate ways they can be good friends.
  • Index cards
  • After discussing Saint Peter and how he was a friend to Jesus, tell the children they will be acting out ways to be good friends. Have each child pick a partner with whom to perform the action. You may use the index cards or have each team come up with their own ideas.
  • Give everyone a few minutes to discuss how they will show they are being good friends or how they will show an activity that friends do together. Tell the children that they can't use any words in their charades.
  • Gather the children together and ask for a volunteer team to go first.
  • Remind the other children that they have to guess what the team is doing to show they are good friends.
  • The team that guesses the correct action gets to share their friendship charade next.
Learning Styles:
Body Smart,Word Smart
Approximate Time:
20  minutes
On the index cards, write activities that show friendship or activities that friends might do together. (Examples: listening to one another talk; reading a book together; helping a friend ride a bike; playing catch together; helping bandage a knee; playing a board game together; praying together)
If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.