Creating a routine about the character trait of FAIRNESS
July 5 2012 at 6:33 PM
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I have been asked by Administer Justice, a local non-profit charitable legal aid organization, to volunteer my time to do a puppet routine on the character trait of FAIRNESS for a children's fun fair. I have been encouraged to aim for a target audience of young elementary children(first - fifth grade). The organization is Christian, and have told me that it would be okay to talk about spiritual stuff.
I have a variety of Axtell puppets that I could use for the routine: (Dragon, Lion, Possum, Skunk, Wild Thing, Vern the Bird, The Old Storyteller, Granny, The Rat,and the Cry Baby.) I just feel a little "stuck" on coming up with something funny that gets across the idea about FAIRNESS).
From what I've been able to glean from Character Counts, the following can help kids understand Fairness: Fairness Do's include: Treat all people fairly, follow the rules, listen and try to understand what they are feeling and saying, correct your mistakes, consider the facts before making a decision. Fairness Don'ts: Don't take advantage of others, don't take more than your fair share, don't let personal preferences, prejudices or other feelings interfere with decisions. Some questions to consider: When you are not treated fairly, how does that make you feel?
I am having Writer's Block, so if anyone has any ideas to send my way, I'd appreciate it.