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Song Information

Gina Glidewell, MT-BC, wrote an ingenious song to inspire children to make friends. With a list of 10 ways to make a friend, kids can easily approach friendship to introduce themselves and forge new relationships. With this song and printable, they are sure to head into any situation ready to make a new friend.

Supplies Needed

  • Printable provided
  • Markers


  1. Encourage each child to draw, write and talk about the importance of friendship and how to make friends
  2. Use the printable to allow them to create their own lists

As you work on this craft, listen to It’s Easy To Make Friends

Conversation starters

  • Is it ever hard to be a good friend?
  • Why do you think friends are important?
  • How can you show kindness to a friend?
  • How do you know someone is a good friend?
  • Where are some places you can meet a friend?

Author Notes

Sometimes it’s challenging for persons with special needs to make friends. Knowing social rules seems easy but it can be frustrating, demoralizing and sad for persons with special needs. If your child needs help in that area I have a song for you. I wrote, “It’s Easy to Make Friends” to help with social skills and assist in making friends. The song is repetitive and lists each skill from 1 through 10. It’s an easy song to sing and a way to help your child make friends.

Additional Resources

  • A worksheet accompanying the song
  • A video showing the use of the song in the clinic (coming soon)

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