Friendship resources for EYFS and primary

Promote empathy in your early years or primary classroom with these hand-picked friendship-focused resources

Tes Resources Team

Paper People Holding Hands To Represent EYFS & Primary Friendship

Top lesson ideas and classroom activities to help young learners develop meaningful friendships

With Anti-Bullying Week (15-19 November) coming up, there is no better time to discuss and reflect upon friendship, working together and promoting empathy in your classroom. That’s why we’ve selected some of the very best thought-provoking resources that the Tes community have to offer.

Early years resources

Making Friends - Lucy and Gemma (EYFS/KS1)
Polly Puddleduck

Making Friends - Lucy and Gemma (EYFS/KS1)

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Tackle bullying before it starts with this little PSHE pack. It covers the story of Gemma and Lucy and both wanting friendship. Ideal for Circle Time. The pack has been put together to encourage speaking and listening during a PSHE lesson. 21 Slides in total. Can be used for display areas a...
Design a  'Friendship Stop'
Miss T x0

Design a 'Friendship Stop'

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My Reception children designed a sign to go in the yard. Our topic was about friendship. The children wanted to make a 'Friendship Stop' for those children who didn't have anyone to play with at playtime. If they stood near the sign, other children would notice that they didn't have anyone to play w...
Kindness Posters
theboardroom

Kindness Posters

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This set of 18 posters using colorful images make a great display to promote a kindness culture in your classroom and spread the message of kindness, friendship, compassion, and empathy in your school community. Our posters will make a valuable addition to your classroom d cor - hang them in y...
Circle Time Cards
v3884

Circle Time Cards

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These can be printed and laminated and used in circle times. One or all cards can be used at any time. I have used them with my class and they loved it. Any suggestions for other cards are gratefully received. - have added suggestions, thank you I think maybe people are having trouble with d...
PSHE Friendship Tokens
misspoolescoolschool

PSHE Friendship Tokens

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Friendship tokens for children to colour in and cut out and exchange with one another - for example, when someone shared with them, when someone plays with them in the playground, when someone is kind to them. I used these during SEAL / PSHE lessons. Formatted with easy-to-cut guidelines for the pa...

Lower primary resources

Friends and Friendship Poetry and Written Work KS1
lbrowne

Friends and Friendship Poetry and Written Work KS1

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Let's celebrate friends and friendship with these 5 activities including writing an acrostic poem and listing 5 things that make a good friend. There is an example of an acrostic poem included, with writing frames for each activity.
Anti-Bullying Posters Pack 2
Polly Puddleduck

Anti-Bullying Posters Pack 2

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It's time to stamp out bullying before it begins. Display these posters around school halls and rooms to encourage children to Speak Up! Download includes- A pack of 15 Anti-Bullying Posters in Colour. Can be used all year round to encourage anti-bullying.
My social skills workbook - How to be a friend
Elsasupport

My social skills workbook - How to be a friend

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This workbook can be used with children who are struggling with friendships. The whole file can be printed and put together as a booklet to work on a little at a time or you could just print off the worksheets you want to work on. Also good for group or class work as you can you print off what you ...
Write about Friends Worksheets KS1
lbrowne

Write about Friends Worksheets KS1

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4 worksheets for children to write on sharing their thoughts about friends and friendship. 1. What does friendship mean to you. Name your best friend. 2. Write the words that describe a good friend. 3. Write about a time when you were a good friend. 4. Write about what you look for in a good fri...

Upper primary resources

Friendship Display
Elsasupport

Friendship Display

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This is a friendship display to support any social skills work you may be doing. It focuses on vocabulary around friendship. Pupils will learn about the positive qualities of a friend. The display is bright and colourful and will enhance your ELSA area or classroom. Included in the pack are: *32 F...