If your looking for ideas to make your meeting more fun while teaching your girls how to respect myself and others you have come to the right place. Using some of these activities below to help your girls understand how to respect themselves by never doing things they know that is not right, even if someone wants them to, and treat everyone the way they want to be treated.
I recommend the following activities that will reinforce respecting myself and others:
- Practice with activities
- Be creative with a craft
- Get moving with a game
- Put into action with a service project or real life experience.
- Optionally: If I have a song that related, sing that as well.
Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Respect Myself and Others Activity Booklet
Do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Respect Myself and Others Activity booklet and take your girls on a garden adventure helping a family of fairies on a mission to teach the world how to live by very important values. Using the leader booklet and the girl’s activity booklet your girls will complete lots of activities to help their fairy friends plant flowers, water gardens, and learn how to put important values to live by into action. With step-by-step activities planned for you all you have to do is gather the supplies listed, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. Learn more about the activities included and get yours today!
Other Fun Activities To Try
Asking Your Girls What Should You Say…
Using the statements below as your girls to tell you what the best response would be. I put the response that would fit the question there could be more than one right answer
- What should you say if you run in front of someone? I AM SORRY
- When you let someone use something that you are using its called? SHARING
- When you ask for something you say? PLEASE
- When you receive a gift from someone you say? THANK YOU
- If you make someone else sad or upset you say? I AM SORRY
- If someone is having a bad day you ask? ARE YOU OK?
- When you meet someone new you say? NICE TO MEET YOU
- When your parents ask you to do something you show them? RESPECT
Roll Some Respect
You will need dice for this activity. Everyone takes a turn rolling the dice and based on what they roll have them answer the following statement.
1 – Showing respect is important because…
2 – I respect my parent(s) by…
3 – I respect my teacher(s) by…
4 – I show respect to my friend(s) by…
5 – I respect myself by…
6 – I respect the world by…
Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…
One of my 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 Respect Myself and Others Petal. Check them out here
Song to Sing with Girls
The Smile Song
A smile is such a happy thing,
It lights up all your face.
And when it_s gone
You cannot see
Its secret hiding place.
The funny thing about a smile,
Is what a smile can do.
You smile at me,
I smile at you,
And both our smiles–make two.
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game
If you have read some of the other blog post for petal ideas I share this over and over, because its so great. 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 petals as well, so make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific petal you are working on. What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game
What do we do after your girls complete the activities?
Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it! Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader. Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.
Teach your girls about integrity and values
This beautifully illustrated book empowers kids to be nice and kind human beings. ‘The Adventures To Me ’ is an endearing story of a little elephant on a journey to becoming the best version of “me”.
Equipped with nothing other than a colorful scooter, a backpack, and a map, the little elephant starts their “Adventures to Me”. Along the way, meets new friends of all different backgrounds as encounters challenges, has to make choices, and learns lessons along the way.
The road to discovering the best version of “me” is paved with lessons about confidence, truthfulness, resilience and strength, respect, kindness, responsibility, accepting differences, using what you have, dreaming big, setting goals, and looking ahead towards the future with a positive mindset.
For the little elephant, the journey of life is full of a wealth of possibilities –– ready to embark on a beautiful journey alongside our elephant friend?
Learn about the choices we all make to be good people and explore the great “Adventures To Me”!
Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!