Friendship: Lesson Ideas

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How to Be a Friend

Friend September 2017 “For Parents of Little Ones” Ideas for teaching little ones how to be a friend.

How to Make Friends

Friend August 2017 “Friends Come and Go” Ways of dealing with friends moving away and making new friends.





(Idea: Before the lesson, cut the picture into parts. During the lesson discuss each part as you put the picture back together on the board)

Quiz Time!

Take this quiz with a new friend, but hide your answers! Then try to guess what the other person wrote.

What is your favorite game?
How many siblings do you have?
If you could pick any animal for a pet, what would it be?
What is your favorite movie?
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
What is your favorite color?


Friend June 2017 “Question Corner” Ideas from children on how to make friends.

Friend May 2017 HELP for Shyness. It was hard for me to make friends. Then my cousin taught me to think of the word HELP. H is for “hobbies.” E is for “education.” L is for “what you like.” And P is for “plans.” I could talk to anyone about hobbies, school, what we liked to do, and what we were planning to do. That helped me so much that I grew up to be a journalist who interviews lots of people! Linda Davies, video producer

Friend April 2017 “Be a Light” Color in the sun as you figure out someone to do certain things for as a true friend such as loving, forgiving, encouraging, etc.





Friend February 2015 “Question Corner”  Children give ideas on how to make friends in a new school.

Friend February 2015 “Happy Alone, Happy Together” Ideas on what to do when want to be alone or when we are lonely.

We Share With Friends

Culture & Traditions (including gospel)

Friend June 1986 “What is a Friend”

Friendship: Stories

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Finding Friends

Pray for Help
Friend December 2017 “Signs of Friendship” Conner has a hard time finding a friend, and his mother suggests he pray about it. A boy that is deaf moves into the neighborhood. Conner realizes the boy must be lonely too, so Conner learns some sign language and goes and introduces himself.

To Get a Friend, Be a Friend

Friend October 1988 “Friends for the Asking” Trent had lots of friends before he moved, now he doesn’t know anybody and his birthday party is coming up. He learns that he needs try harder and put some effort into making friends.





Friend September 1986 “Two for Lunch” A girl wants someone to eat lunch with at school. Her mom tells her to look around and find someone eating alone and invite them.

Friend April 2017 “Star Shines” Star is a new member of the church and is anxious because she has never been to Primary before and doesn’t know anyone. She sees another girl that looks anxious too, and Star invites her to sit with her. The two new girls now both have a friend.


How to Friendship:

  • Someone New

Friend September 1986 “Strengthen Thy Brethern” A girl scared to attend a new school suddenly feels better when another child friendships her.

Friend June 1986

Friend June 1986 Put pic in order









  • Someone with Disabilities

Friend April 2017 “Ben’s Buddies” Ben has many disabilities but his Primary class make sure he is included.

Find Things in Common

Friend Sept 1987 A strange new animal is left out and lonely until the other animals look for things they have in common with it.


  Finding Good Friends

Friend March 2018 “Friends by Mail” Harrison’s  friends influenced him to make bad choices. He was feeling unhappy and frustrated. He knew he needed to  change  friends.

Friend April 2016 “Better Friends” A girl’s friends say mean things about her so she finds other friends.


Friends Help Each Other Choose the Right

Friend January 2018 “Forts and Friends” Even though Callie and Marco go to different religions, they both have the same standards.  While watching a movie at school that made Callie feel uncomfortable, Marco suggested they both go read instead.





Friend September 2016 “Pretty Much Brothers” Xander likes having Sevak from Armenia staying with his family. It’s like having an older brother, but Sevak doesn’t know the things Xander knows about Jesus and Heavenly Father, so Xander helps him.

Friend May 2016 Matt’s friend accidently damages his father’s car. Matt encourages his friend to choose the right and be honest.
Friend May 2016

Friend May 2016

Friends Can Include Others

Friend January 2016 A girl plays with a different girl other than her normal friends. Eventually her other friends include the new girl too.








Friends Stick up for Each Other

Friend October 1983 ” The Good Sport” – Boy learns that friends support and help each other even at the risk of losing a game due to the friend not being good at it.

Friend November 1985 “The Guy in the Glass”- Boy stands up for his friend even though he might get teased and tormented too

Friends Help Each Other

Friend December 2017 “The Red Ticket” Matteo’s Friend was always getting into trouble at school. He had to pay with tickets that could be used for prizes. He ran out of tickets one day and Matteo offered to pay with his own ticket so his friend wouldn’t have to miss recess.





Friend September 2017 “Good Friends” Jessie goes over to Kaitlyn’s, who has broken her leg. She helps Kaitlyn and plays with her.









Friend September 2016 “A Butterfly for Courtney” Elena’s friend, Courtney, is sad a lot. Elena gives a gift to her friend to help her feel better.  (See also “Don’t Give Up” for ideas on how to help a friend who is often sad. Friend September 2016)


Friends Protect and Look Out For Each Other

Friend December 2017 “Warm Hands, Warm Heart” Monroe notices some of her friends don’t have gloves to keep their hands warm at recess, so she brings some gloves to share.

Friend March 2015– Telling friend’s secret about something dangerous. Lesson discussion

Friend March 2015