Friendship Matters Workshop Series:

Five Key Ingredients to Friendship

Rain of Hope has created a recipe to foster the perfect friendship.  The key ingredients include kindness, mindfulness, respect, communication & listening, and collaboration.


Workshops focus on these "ingredients", and provide participants the opportunity to collaborate through play!  


Workshops for younger children include making play dough from basic kitchen ingredients which they will be able to take home, and making "mindful bottles" to learn how to become mindful of their words and actions.  Older youth discuss the power of collaboration, communication and listening, and then, engage in life-size games where they must work together.  


Workshops are appropriate for all ages (children are grouped together based on age).  

Join us for one...two...or more!*

Volunteers welcome!  High school and college students earn community services.

* Workshops do not need to be completed in a particular order.  Children can choose to attend any workshop based on their interested and needs.

Workshop 1: Kindness Creates Community

Children learn the power of friendship while making play dough and exploring the “ingredients” that create positive relationships. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Workshop 1: 9:00am to 10:15am

Workshop 2: 10:30am to 11:45am

Location: mActivity Gym (285 Nicoll St, New Haven, CT 06511)

Children explore the ingredients that foster positive relationships with strategies that last a lifetime.  Each participant will make play dough to enjoy with new friends and take home. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Target age: 5 years old and up. Participants will be grouped according to age. Children under 5 are welcome to participate with guardian assistance.  

Cost in advance: 

$5.00 (single ticket)/ $4.00 (two or more)


$6.00 per participant at door  

Workshop 2: Mindfulness Matters

Children learn the power of being mindful through meditation, deep breathing and introduction to  basic yoga.  Each participant  will make mindful bottles to take home!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Workshop 1: 9:00am to 10:15am

Workshop 2: 10:30am to 11:45am

Location: TBD

Registration coming soon!

Workshop 3: Colloboration is Key

Collaboration is more fun with games that are bigger than life!  Youth learn to work together while playing life-size Pac-Man, Hungry Hippos, checkers and more! 

Dates TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Registration coming soon!

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