Everyday Speech Skill: Friendship

Lesson Plans to Teach Friendship

Friendships can be some of the most empowering, emotionally fulfilling parts of life. The ability to build healthy friendships — and to be a good friend yourself — is crucial to development starting from a very young age. We see this to be true of young kids on the playground, wanting to connect, communicate, know and be known.

Some children may need extra help learning skills to build friendships, while others could use guidance in factors such as compromising when in disagreement. Since we could all collectively learn tactics to become better friends, Everyday Speech has been hard at work creating curriculum materials for teaching friendship skills to children.

Fully Designed Lesson Plans Focused on Making Friends

Our curriculum includes video modeling instructions teaching children how to act like a friend, initiate social interactions, give and receive compliments, act in different types of relationships and handle conflict with friends.

After viewing a series of videos introducing these concepts, children have the opportunity to put them into practice through activities, web games and no-prep worksheets. As they construct their own meaning from the friendship lessons, students will discover what it means to be a good friend or be there for friends.

Through the multiple lesson plans and associated activities, kids can grow in confidence, as they know they have what it takes to successfully connect with others — allowing them to further tap into one of life’s greatest joys!

Friendship Lesson Plans Take Planning From Teachers and Diverse Learning Professionals

Everyday Speech has worked long and hard to create a social learning platform that does the planning for you. For teachers and diverse learning professionals, the burden of lesson planning is now off your shoulders. Our lesson plans are complete, interactive, engaging and successful. Kids will learn and practice necessary social-emotional skills, giving you the opportunity to guide and help them without crafting individualized lesson plans for each student.

Whether you’re teaching SEL skills to your entire class in a general education setting or working with children in small groups or one-on-one, our curriculum can meet your needs. Sign up for a free 30-day trial to sample our world of video instructions, video modeling, activities and more. Let us know if you have any questions along the way!

Recommended sequence to teach


  • Acting Like a Friend
    Acting Like a Friend
  • Giving and Receiving Compliments
    Giving and Receiving Compliments
  • Using the Relationship Ruler(Different Types of Relationships)
    Using the Relationship Ruler
  • Handling Conflicts with Friends
    Handling Conflicts with Friends

Our Platform has 2 Videos, 2 Activities and 2 Games on Friendship

Videos to teach Friendship

Interactive online games to teach Friendship

Worksheets and activities to teach Friendship

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