Celebrate Friendship with Music and Doodles!
Valentine’s Day is a great time to use music and art to encourage our kids to show their love for family and friends. When children feel confident enough to appreciate diversity, they naturally find ways to accept and include one another.
Here is a FREE download of Friends With You – a song about a friendship that blossoms across cultural and geographic differences.
TALK: Use the story in the song to spark a conversation. Share how you met your friends, and how your children feel their friends are the same or different from themselves. What does being a friend feel like?
DOODLE: What does the song inspire you to draw?
Meet talented artist, Haley Gatewood of Stick-Figured Out. She has vowed to draw a doodle a day for the all of 2013! She generously donated this charming image inspired by the song Friends With You:
Don’t forget some healthy snacks! (As featured on Woman of Many Roles)
“The only way we are ever going to ensure peace on this planet is to adopt the entire world as “our family”. We are going to have to hug them, and kiss them. And dance and play with them. And we are going to have to sit and talk and walk and cry with them. Because when we do, we’ll be able to see that indeed, everyone is beautiful, and we all complement each other beautifully and we would all be poorer without each other.”