The first part of the law is Honest and Fair. There is no right or wrong way to approach teaching your girls about the law to earn the petal, but for me I always try to follow the following pattern
- Practice the Law
- Be Creative (Law Craft)
- Have some fun (Game related to law)
- Put the Law into action
- Optionally: If I have a song that relates to the law we will sing that as well.
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Fun Honest and Fair Law Activities
Share a Dove Snack (Practicing the Law)
What you need: Have a bag of Dove candy(or any other candy for that matter) and gather clear cups for each girl. You will give each girl a clear cup and write their name on the outside. Then without explaining anything start handing out candy, and counting out loud as you do. The first girl give her 5 pieces, the second girl only give her 4, maybe third girl gets only 2. As most kids do the girls will start to complain and probably tell you “This isn’t fair” or “Why did she get 5 and I only got 2?” After you have handed out candy to every girl it is time to ask the girl how we can make this more fair? How do we make it so each girl gets the same amount of candy and divided more fairly? This is where you give the girls time to figure out how to equally divide the candy. This will teach your girls the importance of sharing and being fair to everyone.
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (Law Game)
I found this on amazon a while back and let me tell you its a great way to get your girls talking, it has amazing scenarios to work through, there are many cards that will fit into the other Girl Scout Laws as well, so make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific law you are working on. Get yours here: What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game
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One of my all time favorite sites to visit is Using Resources Wisely. She is another amazing resource for you all to be sure to follow. She shared 10 great ideas to help you earn the Honest and Fair Petal. Check them out here
Being Honest Candy Game (Practice or Game you pick where it fits)
I may like candy a little to much. You can always pick to do this with color beads if you don’t want your girls to have to much candy. Put the M&Ms in a bowl and have girls pick one out without looking. Whatever color they pick have them tell group the corresponding topic. Of course then they can eat the candy
- Red: Something about Yesterday
- Orange: Something you do well
- Yellow: Something about your family
- Blue: Something you learned last week
- Brown: Something you can’t live without
- Green: Something you watched or listened to Yesterday
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