Last week we celebrated the theme of friendship with the MeMeTales/PBS Kids Readathon. We spent extra time with friends and family doing some fun activities inspired by our reading. I think that you will love some of our fun friendship activities (you should try them too!):
Take a photo.
A photo doesn’t have to be perfect to make a memory.
Read books. Pretend books.
My favorite friendship themed children’s books are Elephant and Piggie (see my play props), George and Martha, and from my childhood Betsy and Tacy. Here’s my baby girl playing I Will Surprise My Friend with me, though she does get a little confused on which direction to peek out.
Pick berries. Swing.
Of course my mom friends and I did most of the picking, while the kids did most of the berry eating and swinging. My husband (not pictured but very present) was the truest friend of all, watching six small children while us moms tried to fill our baskets with blueberries.
Plan a picnic. Chase each other. Get wet. Smell flowers.
We almost cancelled this last minute outing with friends due to tiredness, cranky kids, and threatening rain, but as these photos prove we don’t regret that we went ahead and went on our picnic.
Feed a horse. Visit family. Share a hammock. Run in sprinklers.
Build a fire. Make Smores.
Only true friendship would endure a fire on a day where the temperature in the shade registered 106 F. But, we made our son’s day (as well as a big sticky mess.) Time to get wet again!
And the last thing you can do with friends and family isn’t fun (so I didn’t count it), but we did it anyway . . .
Share a cold.
For more friendship activity ideas be sure to follow the MeMeTales Friendship Pinterest board. This week’s theme is Character Development, and I hope that you will check back to see the special activity I have planned for my kids (and you)! (Hint: It sparkles, glows in the dark, and teaches character.)
What activities do you like doing with friends?