Welcoming New Friends
When the Willowbee children visit the local park and see new children on the swings, they are at first frustrated because they wanted to swing. When the new children continue to swing and don't give the Willowbees a turn, Piper, Clancy and Little Ty leave in a huff. Only when the Willow tree takes them to Southeast Australia where a group of Wombats hatch an unfair plot to scare a group of traveling Kangaroos, do the children realize why it is important to be welcoming to new faces rather than be judgmental.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: Australian Sausage Rolls
Since we're talking about Australia and being friendly, this would be a perfect time to make up a batch of sausage rolls. Similar to American “pigs in a blanket” sausage rolls are often served up as an appetizer or easy picnic food when Aussies are welcoming a big group of friends.
Storybox Playlist: Stories of Diversity and Difference
By learning to understand one another we can better learn to love and appreciate all people that we meet in our lives no matter that difference between us.
Storybox Playlist: Stories for Making New Friends
Summertime is often a time for new adventures, new experiences, and indeed, meeting new friends. These stories all focus on the exciting yet anxious feelings that come with meeting new people – and offer strategies making the process more fun and authentic.