Purpose of activity: To show that we have different kinds of friends
Life skills: Self-awareness, Creative thinking, Critical thinking
If the group of children are familiar with a story, which has a favourite central character, the character’s circle of friends could be used as an example. With younger children, a puppet could be used as the example and the children can help to invent and place the puppets friends on the circle.
If you feel this activity is too sensitive for the group, ask them to make up nicknames or code names for people that they know. Pictures or symbols can be used to represent people.
Select some of the following questions:
Follow up activity:
Do two role-plays; in one, a group welcomes a new child into the group and in the other, a child is not welcomed.