Tapestry of Faith: Wonderful Welcome: A Program for Children Grades K-1

Alternate Activity 2: Making Friendship Bracelets

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Colorful beads, including both dark- and light-colored beads
  • Small bowls for beads
  • Stretchy string and scissors

Preparation for Activity

  • Cut stretchy string into strips about 10 inches long to fit a child's wrist with extra string for knotting.
  • Set bowls of beads on work tables for children to share.

Description of Activity

Gather the children at work tables and tell them that they will make beaded friendship bracelets that they may give to a friend. Give each child a length of stretchy string. Help them tie a knot at one end and begin stringing beads. Invite them to create any pattern they like. When they are finished, tie the two ends of string together to form a bracelet that can be stretched onto the wrist. Tell the children they can take their friendship bracelets home to give to whomever they like.