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The Friendship Factor (Take Home Kit ONLY)

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Allowed Ages: 5 to 12

Program Description

Event Description


What kind of friend are you? Join us for a 4-week series where we'll learn what could make you even better! With help from a trained facilitator from the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ), we'll send you links to (1) listen to a story, (2) watch a short fun video from the Different and The Same series, and (3) complete four different activities to complete your Friendship pin! If you attended our program last February, please note these are NEW videos, so sign up now! The kit will also include a book list for one of the 2021 Youth Media Award recipients!…

February 2 THEME- Be Brave and Stand Tall: BOOK-When You are Brave; VIDEO -"The Club"; ACTIVITY- Make a Hero Self Portrait
February 9 THEME- Break Out of the Box: BOOK- The Big Umbrella; VIDEO -"Tug of War"; ACTIVITY-Friendship Fortune Teller (origami)
February 16 THEME- Embrace True Beauty: BOOK- Lovely; VIDEO -"Cinderella and Me"; ACTIVITY-Write (or Draw) Your Own Fairy Tale
February 23 THEME- Do Away with Assumptions: BOOK- Chicken Big; VIDEO -"I'm American Too"; ACTIVITY-Look Past My Shell

Different and the Same is a child-focused initiative that helps students identify, talk about, and prevent prejudice. The centerpiece of the program is a series of child-friendly videos developed by the company affiliated with the highly-regarded children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The videos utilize a diverse group of puppets and live actors to teach lessons about differences, respect, and getting along with others. These lessons stay with children for a lifetime, helping them develop into caring and compassionate citizens.

You will need some common household items for each week's activities, which will be noted on the kit when you pick it up. The kit will contain separate bags of supplies for each week's activities and will be labeled.

Kits are one per FAMILY. WEEKLY ACTIVITIES ARE EASILY REPRODUCED IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD WANTING TO PARTICIPATE; THE KIT WILL INCLUDE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR TWO FRIENDSHIP PINS! Any duplicate registrations will be deleted. Kits can be picked up at Northwest Library from Wednesday February 3rd through Saturday February 6th. Registered customers must pick up kits by Saturday 4 PM or call the library at (405) 231-8650 to make alternate pick up arrangements as any remaining kits will be made available to waitlisted customers on Sunday. Due to high demand for these kits, all print outs and instructions will be posted here so that families with siblings or others who may not have had the opportunity to register can reproduce the kit at home.