Adolescence is a period of rapid change and discovery. Making lasting friendships during this time is an important coping strategy and skill. This lesson explores ways students can form new connections in a variety of contexts.
Students examine ways to form new connections and relationships.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- describe a variety of ways to make new friends
- identify some reasons why friends are important.
Bingo: Find someone who... 15 min
- Explain to students that one way to make new friends and get to know people is to identify things you have in common with them.
- Provide students with a 4x4 bingo grid. (They could draw this in their books or use a handout.)
- Invite students to roam the room talking to each other to find people who have things in common with them.
- For each match they find, students write what they have in common in one of the grid squares, and have their match sign the box.
- Students have completed the task when all the squares are filled.
Some examples could include:
- They like the same sport as you.
- They have the same number of family members as you.
- Their eyes are the same colour as yours.
- They follow the same football team as you.
- You like the same kind of music.
- Their name starts with the same letter as yours.
- Their pet dog is the same breed as yours.
- Like you, they broke their arm when younger.
Note: A time limit can be applied. Encourage students to fill as many squares as possible before the time is up.
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