Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Honest & Fair
The second story was Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin. This was a great story of a little girl, and how she feels and deals with telling a little lie.
Before the meeting, I bought several items from the local dollar store - stampers, candy, balls, barrettes, small toys. To help the girls understand how to be fair, we gave each girl a goodie bag. Some of the goodie bags were stuffed full to the top, and some others just had a few little items. We sat in a circle and went around as each girl opened their bag and shared what they received. It was quite clear that the goodie bags were not equal in their contents. After obvious disappointment from the girls who didn't receive the big loot bags, we talked about what we could do to make things fair. The girls all thought they could share their stuff with everyone. We went through each type of item and pooled them together for each girl to take turns picking an item. All the girls were super happy to get equal amounts of goodies to keep.
What was great was that even before we discussed how to balance the loot, there was some sharing from a girl who had a big stash to her neighbor Daisy who didn't receive much.
We then made Leprechaun Finger Puppets for St. Patrick's Day. This was a lot of fun for the girls, although they needed some help with the glue.
Click here for the instructions for the Leprechaun Finger Puppet.
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