5 Fun Activities To Help Your Girls Earn The Respect Authority Petal

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If you are looking for ideas to make your meeting more fun while teaching your girls how to respect authority you have come to the right place. Using some of these activities below to help your girls understand who is authority and learn how to respect them by listening to their parents, teachers, police, and leader who are there to help them follow directions and rules that are made to keep them safe.

I recommend the following activities that will reinforce respecting authority:

  • 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 Authority Activity Booklet

Do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Respect Authority 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 for Respect Authority

Respecting Authority Figures

Using some of the scenario’s below have your girls act out different scenes. These scenarios are ways to have girls give their opinion on how they would handle a situation.

Scenario ideas:

  • A police officer talking to a student about being out past curfew
  • A principal talks to a student about having a cell phone in school
  • A teacher talks to a student about talking while she is talking
  • A parent talks to daughter about helping clean the house
  • A GS Leader talks to girl about being a sister to every girl

Further Authority Discussion
I think its important to talk further about how parents are authority figures. Just like you need to respect authority in public it is important to respect our moms and dads at home. Explain to your girls the importance of family time with your girls and that when spending time with family to respect their parents authority.

Pipe Cleaner Glasses

Prep: Get pipe cleaners for each girl two 6-inch pipe cleaners and one 12-inch pipe cleaner.

What to Make: Make pipe cleaner glasses by twisting the ends of the long pipe cleaner together to create a circle. Twist the circle in the middle to create 2 connected circles for lenses. Attach a 6-inch pipe cleaner to each side and bend at the ends to fit around the the girls ears. Ask the girls if they have heard glasses called spectacles and tell them these are their “respectacles.” Have them put their glasses on and give them a short children’s book about respecting or disrespecting authority to read. Ask the girls to determine if the behavior was proper or if not what should have been done differently.  You can get your books from the library or here are a few ideas you can get from amazon.

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

Here is a great idea to get your girls thinking about Respecting authority in different areas of their life. Brainstorm with girls the answers to each category.

The best way to teach the girls to respect authority (and everyone else) is to demonstrate respect yourself. I found a great resource that has some ideas for games, crafts and how to demonstrate respect. check it out….Click here

Song to Sing with Girls

You can get the following song audio by going here: Listen to Those in Authority

Listen To Those in Authority

Listen to those in authority, always behave.

Honesty, sincerity, are traits that you should gain.
Caring, sharing, helping out, raise your hand and wait,
Till you’re called on for your turn. Study hard, give your best,
And you will pass the test!

Listen to those in authority, teachers, principals.
Listen to those in authority and do just what you should.
No words of hate, no lies, be kind and everyday try hard to get along.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.

No words of hate, no lies, be kind and everyday try hard to get along.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.

Listen to those in authority, your heart knows what’s right.
Bullying is always wrong, and it’s not good to fight.
Appreciate every race, everyone’s unique. Work together as a team.
That’s what we need in our school. Be good, obey the rules.


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. Get yours here: 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.

Garden Fairy Fun Patches 

You are going to love these cute adorable fun patches to put on the back of your girl’s vest. I partnered with a amazing company Advantage Emblems and they are producing and shipping the patches. You can buy them individually or as a complete set.

12+ amazing resources to help you plan and organize your troop + FREE Kaper Chart Download

One thing we all know as leaders we need all the help we can get to make the program fun, educational, and to help build the girl leaders of tomorrow. This post is packed full with ideas for:

  • Kaper Chart ideas plus a free download
  • How to organize your troop
  • Collaboration Ideas
  • Badge Planning Resources
  • World Thinking Day
  • Cookie Season Support
  • Extra Fun For Meetings
  • How to make your troop unique
  • Ceremony Ideas

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.