- Let’s be Fair
(To teach that opportunities and equality should not be gender-specific.)
Materials: A bag of candy.
Bring a bag of candy containing less than the total number of children you are working with. Pass the bag around and tell everyone to take one. When the children discover the unfair situation and that there is not enough candy for everyone, discuss the following questions:
- How did those that did not get the candy feel? How about those that did?
- What would be the fair solution to the problem?
- Can you think of another situation, in which people might feel left out or rejected?
Talk to children about how we should not discriminate because of gender. Boys and girls deserve the same opportunities, the same respect, and the same consideration.
- Money Woes
(To teach that girls and boys are equal and can only be better than the other, based on their Taqwa.)
Materials: Two five-Rupees coins, five two-Rupees coins, and ten one-Rupee coins.
Place the stack of five-Rupees coins next to the stacks of two-Rupees coins and one-Rupee coins. Begin by discussing the fact that although each set of coins looks different, they all have the same value. Explain that it is the same with people: girls and boys may look different on the outside and have different qualities on the inside, but we are all of equal value in the sight of Allah (swt) and deserve to be treated fairly. The only thing that can change anyone in the sight of Allah (swt) is their Taqwa (piety).
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