Learning about friendship is so important in kindergarten! There are lots of topics to cover: how to make friends, what is a friend, and how to be a good friend. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of teacher-approved friendship videos to help make the job easier and more fun!
Children really begin to explore friendships and what it means to be a friend around kindergarten! For some of them, it might be their first interaction with other kids the same age. Finding the right resources can be a little tricky, especially when you want to make sure they are appropriate. We have the perfect list of videos to show your students to help them understand everything about friendship. There are songs, read-aloud books, and even advice from real children! Check them all out below!
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Friendship Videos for Kindergarten
The first thing that comes to mind about friendship is, “What is a friend?” These videos all have the same common theme about what makes a good friend.
This is a catchy little song about being a good friend. It goes through all the qualities of a friend in a repeating song way that kindergarteners are sure to remember!
This short video features Elmo and Rosita from Sesame Street talking about friendship! It’s a really cute way of them acting out being friends while also giving qualities of a good friend.
Friendship Soup builds a recipe for soup with all the different ingredients it takes to be a friend! It gives great examples and is so fun and colorful with real children speaking, so sure to hold the attention of the class.
Friendship Video Read-Aloud Books
There are so many great books about friendship, but there is not always time to buy and read them all. Here are a few great books that have been done as read-alouds so you can watch them as a video!
“The Little Book of Friendship” is read by a young child so it will feel really relatable to your students. It gives some great tips on how to make friends by introducing yourself and then shows some ways to be a great friend.
A lot of kindergarteners love dinosaurs! This book is so good! There are a lot of examples of things not to do as a friend, which some students might be experimenting with. Then the dinosaur becomes a very good friend with a bunch of ideas on what friends do to be nice.
“Meesha Makes Friends” is great for students who may be feeling a little different or left out. It talks about differences and how there is a friend for everyone. This one will be good to teach about showing empathy for others.
More Friendship Videos
Another fun, catchy song about friendship! This is an oldie but a goodie and helps students know they can have new friendships and old friendships.
This is a cute video with preschoolers and kindergarteners giving examples of how to make friends, what you should do and shouldn’t do as a friend, and some things their friends have done that are nice. Lots of cute pictures that filter through that your students will love to look at!
A video all about playing with friends! This one is good practice for recess or center time in school. Lots of good tips with some cute little characters to help.
Friends Childrens Book
Looking for even more great references on how to be a friend? Check out this amazing “Friends” Children’s book! We did a whole book review on it and point out some of the key points. Read all about it here.
You might also enjoy this Forky Friendship activity! Students can build their own best friend, just like in Toy Story 4! Find the directions and more details here!
This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!