Friends Rub Off

By coloring in with pencil large letters that spell FRIENDS, you will show how friends, whether they are good or bad, can easily rub off on you.

TOPICS:

Choices, Friendship, Influence, Peer Pressure, Worldliness

MATERIALS:

Worksheet [PDF] Click here 
No.2 black pencil for each child
Handy wipes for clean-up
 

DURATION:

Approximately 5 minutes

friends sign

PREPARATION

Before class, print out enough copies of the worksheet so you can give each child a slip of paper with the word FRIENDS to color in when instructed.    

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

During class, give each child one slip of paper with the word FRIENDS on it and a pencil. Tell them to use the pencil to color in all the letters completely and very dark. This may take a few minutes. After they are finished, you will have them rub their fingers over the letters to see that the graphite from the word friends has rubbed off on them. 

WHAT YOU WILL SAY:

The friends you choose in life can have a big impact on the way you act. Friends influence what type of clothes you wear, the type of music you listen to, what you believe about God, the way you treat others and the list continues. In other words, friends can rub off on you. As Christians, we need to be careful about who our friends are. Now that you are finished coloring in the letters, rub your fingers over the letters. Now look at your fingers. Just like that, friends can easily rub off on you.