How can preschoolers show someone they care? They can smile, say nice words, share, read a book together, help one another or make a card. Kids love to make cards! In our Friends & Feelings Mother Goose Time unit, we made caring cards, especially for a friend that’s not feeling well.
A CARING CARD KIDS CAN MAKE
- Card paper
- Wiggle Eyes
- Crayons and markers
- Fold paper in half to create a card.
- Color and write on the card.
- Add the bandages and wiggle eyes to make a silly friend on the card.
- Discuss how the card might make a sick person feel better. Invite children to place their cards in envelopes and give it to a friend or family member who may need to feel better.
Teaching children to care for others is important. They need to know they too can make a difference in how someone feels.
We also learned this little song (to the tune of “Row Your Boat”) and talked about a personal message we could write in the card.
Care for Others
Care, care, care for others,
Each and every day.
Give a hug, a smile too,
Encouraging words we say.