Friendship Day Activities
Special Seed Bracelets
On Friendship Day, bring your friends together for a special activity. Let the world see your friendship when you and a friend wear these matching special seed bracelets.
What You'll Need:
Wash lots of watermelon seeds. Use the dark brown seeds; the white ones may not be firm enough. Spread the seeds out on a cookie sheet, and let them dry overnight.
When they are dry, have an adult help you carefully poke a hole through the top of each seed with a large needle.
To make matching bracelets, decide with your friend what colors you should paint the seeds. You might want to use both of your favorite colors, alternating them when you thread them on the elastic to show how you and your friend always take turns.
When you paint the seeds, paint one side of the seeds, and let the paint dry. Then turn the seeds over, and paint the other sides. You can paint each side of your seeds a different color, and you can draw dots or tiny hearts on your seeds. Use your imagination!
Thread the seeds onto enough elastic to make a bracelet. Knot the elastic. Each of you slip your bracelets onto your wrists and declare your friendship to be forever.
Gather up your friends for a day in the park with the toss-and-catch game. Learn how you can play one-on-one or in teams.