5 Fun Activities To Help Your 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 Activity Booklet

Do you want to skip all the planning? If so, 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!

Other Fun Activities To Try

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 Song

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

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

GS 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

Few ideas I shared on another blog

  • Recycle Snack activity
  • Recycle party, Pirate Parrot craft
  • Recycle in my Home Song
  • Recycle oatmeal box monster craft
  • My review of the Daisy Petal Pack Kit from MakingFriends.com for Use Resources Wisely Daisy Petal

Read how to complete each of these activities for this petal on the GS Leader 411 Blog

What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (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 Use Resources Wisely petal 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.

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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.


    • Hi Amber I am working on a bundle kit – petal fairy set with everything you need – will be available in month or so – before new GS year starts!

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