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5 Fun Activities To Help Girls Earn The Use Resources Wisely Petal


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If your looking for ideas to make your meeting more fun while teaching your girls how to use resources wisely then you have come to the right place. Using some of these activities below to help your girls understand how they can help save the earth by using less water, turning off lights when they leave a room, and recycle items such as bottles, glass, paper, and cans.

I recommend the following activities that will reinforce using resources wisely:

  • 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.

Use Resources Wisely Petal Activity Booklet

Use the Use Resources Wisely 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!

Using Resources Wisely as Pirate

Ahoy mateys! For our next meeting, let's shake things up and set sail on a pirate-themed adventure while focusing on earning the Use Resources Wisely Petal. Arrr! Encourage all the girls to come dressed as pirates, complete with eye patches and bandanas.

To ignite their creativity and promote resourcefulness, gather an assortment of scrap craft supplies, cardboard pieces, and recyclable items. Challenge the girls to design and create their very own pet parrot to perch upon their shoulders, just like a real pirate! With their imaginations soaring, each parrot will become as unique as each girl.

During the meeting, engage the girls in conversations about the importance of using resources wisely. Talk about ways pirates in history had to be resourceful on their journeys, and how we can apply those principles in our daily lives. Encourage the girls to share ideas on reducing waste, reusing items, and recycling whenever possible.

As the girls bring their colorful parrots to life, they'll not only have a blast but also learn firsthand about the value of repurposing materials. It's a fantastic way to teach them about using resources wisely while unleashing their creativity in the process.

By combining the excitement of a pirate-themed meeting with the intention of earning the Use Resources Wisely Petal, you'll create a memorable and impactful experience for the girls. So, grab your pirate gear, gather those recyclable materials, and let's set sail on an eco-friendly adventure! Arrr! 

Explaining to your girls what Reduce, Recycle, Reuse means

  • Reduce means using only what you need. (Like the water when brushing your teeth.)
  •  Reuse means using something more than once. (Like drinking from a washable water bottle instead of plastic ones that would melt in the dishwasher if you tried to wash them.)
  • Recycle means turning something old into something new. (such as a plastic bottle.)

Recycling Songs

Save the Earth
Sung to “Row Row Row Your Boat” 

Save, save, save your papers, throw them in the bin, 

We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in. 

Save, save, save your bottles, throw them in the bin, 

We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in. 

Save, save, save your cans, throw them in the bin, 

We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in. 

Save, save, save your plastics, throw them in the bin, 

We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in.

tune: Wheels on the Bus

Recycling in my home goes round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
Recycling in my home goes round and round,
All through the day.

Tie up the papers and take them back,
Take them back, take them back.
Tie up the papers and take them back,
All through the day.

More Verses

Crush the cans and take them back…..
Rinse the milk bottles and take them back….
Save the glass and take it back……

Oatmeal Box Monster

This is a fun craft you can use recycled material and use resources wisely and craft supplies to make. 

What you need:

  • Oatmeal boxes a
  • Foam or construction paper for body and hands
  • Big pom poms for eyes
  • Large wiggly eyes  
  • Paint for lid
  • Paint brush

How to Make craft

  1. Paint the lid green or whatever color you want to make your monster
  2. Wrap the foam or construction paper around the outer edge of oatmeal box. 
  3. Cut out monster hands and feet on construction paper or foam and glue to oatmeal box. 
  4. Cut out triangle shapes from white foam or construction paper and glue on lid to look like teeth. 
  5. Put big pom poms on top of lid and glue eyeballs onto pompoms.
  6. Optional add a funny sign on the stomach like “Feed me Please”

Light Switch Design

Your girls can decorate light switch covers to remind them to turn out the lights and save electricity!

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 Use Resources Wisely Petal. Check them out here

What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (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, plus there are many cards that will fit into any value you want to teach your girls. So make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific value you are working on. 

Girls can turn learning into a game and the girls will want to play it. You can play it like a card game using the 10 traits: Caring, Citizenship, Cooperation, Fairness, Forgiveness, Honesty, Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, and Safety. 

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 Adventure All Petals

This activity program was designed to fulfill the requirements for all 10 Daisy Petals and Promise Center or can be used by frontier girl leaders to earn similar badges.


The petal fairy program will take your girls on a garden adventure with their new petal fairy friends who need your girls help to plant their flowers, water their gardens, and in return the petal fairies will help your girls learn how to live by the 10 fairy laws one activity at a time.

Using Resources Wisely Fun Patch

You are going to love this cute adorable fun patch to put on the back of your girl’s vest. This goes with the Petal Fairy Program mentioned at the beginning of this post.  You can buy each petal patch individually or as a complete set.

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!