Poor bored Fox.
He had no-one to play with. When his mum told him he needed to go and make friends, Fox thought she meant that he should – well – make one.
And so he set about making a friend, using sticks…..
for arms and legs, an apple…..
for the head and nuts…..
for the eyes. Oh dear!
Of course the new friend did not play with Fox. So Fox asked Rabbit, who happened to be nearby, if he would help him make a bigger, better friend. They worked together to make one, this time using a turnip for the head.
But of course this friend did not play with him either! So Fox and Rabbit asked Squirrel, who was watching from up in a tree, if he would help them make an even bigger, better friend. This time they used a pumpkin for the body…..
and branches for the arms and legs.
By the end of the story, Fox and Rabbit and Squirrel had worked together to ‘make’ three ‘friends’, none of which was much use.
But of course, they soon realised that they had ‘made friends’ all along – with each other!
They had made friends by playing and working together.
What sorts of things could you ask to make friends with someone?