[Surfnetkids: 03 Aug 2011] Friendship Crafts

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#1. August 3, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

You know that happy glow that takes over everything when your kids are happy and doing well? That’s the sort of week I had! Hope you and yours are also blessed.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Friendship Crafts

by Barbara J. Feldman

Friendship Crafts Printable (** for premium members only)

Friendship crafts are art projects that can be made with friends, as a gift for a friend, or as part of a preschool theme on the value of friendships. Read on to learn about friendship bracelets, Amish friendship bread, friendship wreaths and more.

DLTK: Friendship Crafts
Bracelets, necklaces, wreaths and pins are among the friendship crafts explained at DLTK. My favorite, however, is the “Today I Made a New Friend” worksheet. It comes in a variety of flavors (boy, girl, at school, at church, at Brownies, etc.) and is available in colors and black-and-white. “This is a great worksheet to use on the first day with a new group of kids to help break the ice. It also works well to fill time at the beginning or end of the day.”

Everything Preschool: Friendship Arts and Crafts
These friendship crafts are specifically for preschoolers and kindergarten students, so there are no complicated weaving patterns, just fun with paper, glue, paint and yarn. Crafts include a construction paper friendship quilt, friendship paper dolls, a cardboard friendship tree, life size cutouts (My Friend as Me) and a handprint frame. Submit your own preschool craft ideas using the form at the bottom of the page.

Friendship Bracelets
Friendship Bracelets is published by Stefan from Sweden, who has been making bracelets since middle school. Visit his site for lots of friendship bracelet patterns, tutorials, and a pattern generator. “Originally, these colorful bands were invented by Indians in Central and South America. According to tradition, you tie a bracelet onto the wrist of a friend who may wish for something at that moment. The bracelet should be worn until it is totally worn-out and falls off by itself, at which moment the wish is supposed to come true.”

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Friendship Crafts Printable

Friendship Bracelet Wikipedia Printable
Arts and Crafts Printable

Valentine Crafts Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~ (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) American author, transcendental philosopher. Click here for more friendship quotes.

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