I know about how it all got started and it is a sweet story, but why don't we emphasize friendship with our kids in school (it still goes with love!)?
Here are a couple resources that I came up with. I think these will work well for many kids...primary, especially. But while they're thinking about friendship and what it means to be a friend, they can practice some important skills such as interviewing a friend, then comparing and contrasting their data, using a Venn Diagram. Then they follow up with writing a paragraph that summarizes their findings.
Heart Friends helps kids learn a lot about each other, and possibly...hopefully, they'll make new friends at the same time! Important note: Don't let the cover fool you...it's really not all about Valentine's Day...in fact, there's no mention of Valentines!
Very Mice Friends is a collection of cute posters that remind your kids about what friendship is all about. These posters make simple statements that are easy to read, chant or even copy down as a writing exercise (for older students). Writing prompts are included to go with the posters.
Why not make a class book?If you combine the posters and a writing page from each of your students, you'll have a wonderful Friendship book for your class. Laminate and keep forever as a friendship keepsake to share in the future.
If you have a moment, please check these two resources out. Keep in mind...they don't have to be just for Valentine's Day.... Thanks!!