Inside: This flower kindness craft and friendship flower are the perfect way to show friends they are loved and to spread more kindness.
My youngest daughter is lucky enough to have a bestie. Not a ‘we like each other and like to play with each other’ kind of friend. But a ‘I’ve got your back, you are my favorite person’ bestie.
And they’re six and seven years old.
Maybe it’s because they’ve been friends since they were two.
Maybe it’s because their parents and siblings are also super close.
But these two girls have an incredible bond.
Sure they bicker and fight. Especially over anything sparkly or having to do with unicorns.
But one day, after they were arguing over a scooter and helmet, in one breath, my daughter’s friend said: “We’ll still be best friends even if we argue and even if we’re mad and even if I take your stuff, right?”
And a fun way they can share why they’re so tight is with this friendship flower my daughter made for her bestie.
My daughter listed off everything she loves about her friend and when she gives her the flower craft tomorrow, my daughter will be spreading smiles and spreading kindness.
This flower kindness craft is perfect for one friend and perfect for classrooms and camps and Scout groups.
How Kindness Crafts Can Spread Kindness
We are on purpose raising our kids to be kind. It’s so important to us, being kind is one of our only 2 family rules.
But sometimes it can be hard for kids to remember to act and speak with kindness.
And we can teach our kids to slow down and take the time to compliment their friends and showcase what they love about their friends.
We also help our kids learn how to be a good friend and how to determine if their friends are good, true, real friends with this checklist.
We read I am a Good Friend Emergent Reader
We also make these Friendship Flowers and give them to good friends.
How to Make the Flower Kindness Craft
1. Download the templates for the Kindness Flower Craft (download it below).
Related: Connect flowers to kindness and then to science with this Sunflower Life Cycle Worksheet.
2. Cut out the petals, stem, leaf, and center of the flower.
If you don’t love the color of the flower or want to make different colored flowers for a group of kids or for a classroom or scout group, you can use the printable as a template. Cut out the template and use it to trace the shapes onto construction paper or colored cardstock.
3. Write the friend’s name on the center of the flower or copy it.
4. Write down words that describe their friend.
If kids aren’t able to write words, they can copy words you write for them. Or you can write what they dictate. Or they can trace the words you write for them.
5. Copy over their words with a black sharpie marker.
6. Use a glue stick to glue the leaf to the stem and the center of the flower to the stem.
7. Then glue each petal to the back of the center of the flower.
8. Have your child give their Friendship Flower to their friend to show them how special they are.