Making friends was the topic that we recently took an assembly on and here's what we came up with.
We started off with looking at the latest craze of friendship band making - have you seen these? My girls are making them like crazy for all their buddies. You get them in a packet that looks like a bag of brace elastics and then you kind of finger crochet them together! It was good to link it to something they were familiar with!
We talked about you don't just make friends by giving someone a bracelet, there is more to it than that. But how do we make friends? I found this idea here and adapted it to use real ingredients. We asked for a volunteer and dressed them as a chef and added one ingredient at a time to 'make a friend'!
This was a lot of fun as we added each ingredient we talked about what they meant to to ensure all ages understood the concepts, giving an example of each. It looked pretty grim by the end!
We then said that perhaps that wasn't really the best way to make a friend! Then we told the story of two best friends in the Bible - David and Jonathan, the ultimate BFF's.
Jonathan helped David escape from his father King Saul by putting David first.
We linked the story to the 'making a friend' ingredients, pointing out that David and Jonathan's friendship had all those key elements and asked again how do we make friends? The key point of the assembly being . . .
THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A FRIEND IS TO BE A FRIEND!
We did plan to play this youtube clip of Michael Buble singing "You've got a friend in me" to Toy Story clips as they were leaving but we ran out of time!
Let me know if you use this resource and how you got on! Enjoy!