Sharing Survey

When children are included in meaningful sharing experiences, important sharing skills are developed and nurtured that can last a lifetime.

  • Target Age: 4-7
  • Skills:
    • Social and Emotional Skills
    • Language & Literacy Skills
    • Cognitive Skills

Sharing Survey statements (below)

Directions: Encourage your child use spoken language to finish each statement on the Sharing Survey:

  1. When I play with my best friend, I like to share my _____________.
  2. Sharing makes me feel ____________.
  3. When my friend shares with me, it makes me feel ____________.
  4. My favorite book to share is ____________.
  5. My favorite big red television character to enjoy watching with a friend is ___________.
  6. If I could choose only one of my toys to share with a friend, it would be _____________.
  7. Draw a picture of what your face looks like when you share with someone else.
This is what my face looks like when I share with my friend:


Now, turn the table and ask your child to question you about what you like to share, how it makes you feel, and whom you like most to share yourself and your favorite things with. Finish by drawing what your face feels like when you share with someone else.

This is what my face looks like when I share with my friend:


Take it Further:

  • Don't miss those teachable moments with your child. Build understanding about
    how important sharing is by talking about situations as they happen.
  • Talk about how pets and wild animals share food and shelter with each other.
    Then take a walk through your local zoo to explore how many animals care
    for each other through sharing food, water, and shelter.

With a Group: Use a disposable or digital camera to take a group picture. Make a simple cardboard mat to frame the picture. Have group use glitter pens to sign their name on each mat. Then tape or glue the picture to the mat for a fun and original finished frame. This makes a wonderful group activity and fun keepsake for everyone. Option: Add a piece of yarn or ribbon for hanging.

Related Books

  • Clifford's Best Friend by Norman Bridwell (Scholastic)
  • How to be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them by Laurie Krasny, Marc Brown (Little Brown and Company)


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