When we are low and need a friend, or want to share some good news, we generally turn to our best friends. Therefore, it makes sense that there is a holiday to celebrate our besties. So, on June 8, give your best friend a call, schedule a Zoom session, write them a note, send them a gift, or make one for them. Let them know how much you value their friendship and how special they are to you. Celebrating a friend that is special is a good way to teach your children about showing appreciation of their friends. It is also a great way to teach them about being a good friend.
Below are links to ideas your kids can use to celebrate their best friends, courtesy of The Goddard School in West Orange’s, “Things to Do with Kids” column.
- Your kids will love these 7 Books Celebrating Best Friends that are recommended by Barnes and Noble
- Here are some friendship cards kids will enjoy making, courtesy of momjunction.com
- Try helping your kids make some of these baked goods for friends, from Delish.com
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
The next time you sit down for a family dinner, toss out some of these facts to spark a lively and informative family conversation. After dinner, look up some of these dates and facts and explore the historical moments as a family.
- Bobby Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968.
- The Chrysler Corporation was founded on June 6, 1925.
- The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933.
- The United Colonies changed its name change to The United States on June 7, 1775.
- “The Milton Berle Show" premiered on NBC on June 8, 1948.