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Enemy Pie - Derek Munson

Hey, Little Ant - Phillip & Hannah Hoose

Pinduli - Janell Cannon

The Summer My Father was Ten - Pat Brisson


A Ball For All - Brigitte Weninger (Discontinued)

Bat's Big Game - Margaret Read Macdonald (Discontinued)

Enemy Pie – Activity #2: “What is Friendship?”

  • Grade 2
  • Enemy Pie – Activity #2: “What is Friendship?”

Activity #2: “What is Friendship?”

This activity touches on the specifics of friendship, including what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Students think about what a good friend is.


  • Chart paper
  • Felt pen

Teacher Preparation:

  • N/A


Step by Step:

Step One: Review with the students how the boy felt immediately uncomfortable when Jeremy Ross moved right next door to his best friend, Stanley. Ask the students why they think the boy felt this way when the boy had not even met Jeremy. Discuss the assumptions we make and that it is important that we use our conversation skills to get to know our classmates.

Step Two: Draw the following chart on chart paper to review what it takes to be a friend.


Looks Like Sounds Like Feels like





Step Three: Refer to the story and ask the students to identify examples of things the boy did to show friendship at the end of the story. What did Jeremy Ross do to show friendship? As students brainstorm ideas of what friendship feels like, encourage the students to explain ‘why’ they chose their answers.

Step Four: Start a list of words or phrases that describe a friend. Continue to add to this list throughout the week.

Kind Friendly Gentle Considerate Cheerful
Understanding Always sharing Helpful Caring Encouraging
Playground pal Dependable Forgiving Tolerant Fun
Thoughtful Leader Giving Enselfish Good listener
Humourous Patient Appreciative Compassionate Concerned
Enthusiastic Sincere Thanksful Polite  


End Product:

A permanent class poster that includes words/phrases that describe a good friend.


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