- Hunter's Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliott
Set Up and PrepareThis is a game that I like to play periodically throughout the year. Students take as much pride in giving "put ups" to their friends as they do in receiving them. Tell students to keep a lookout for ways in which Hunter and Stripe are friends.
Have students sit in a circle. As a group, students can share their observations on the raccoons' friendship. Next, have students turn so they can see who is sitting at their left. Ask them to think about something that makes that student special. Some examples might be, "I like the way Johnny uses a lot of details when he draws horses," "Emma is a good soccer player and she always passes the ball to me," or "Once when I fell down, Paul helped me to get back up." The idea behind this activity is to allow students the chance to celebrate what makes their peers special.
Students could create drawings of what they think makes their friends special.
Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown