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
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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.
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”!