Character education lessons, activities, and resources

Fairness is a hard concept sometimes because not everything in life is fair. Therefore, teaching your children how and win to be fair can be tricky. Thus, use the wisdom from sage sayings to discuss fairness and to recognize when you model it and when it is lacking.

Suggested Quotes on Fairness

  • “Win Or Lose, Do It Fairly.”  – Knute Rockne
  • “You Cannot Be Fair To Others Without First Being Fair To Yourself.” – Vera Nazarian
  • “We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident: That All Men Are Created Equal.” – Martin Luther King Jr
  • “Equality is treating everyone the same. But equity is taking differences into account, so everyone has a chance to succeed.”― Jodi Picoult,

Suggested Discussion Questions on Fairness

  • What does this quote mean to you?
  • How can we show fairness to others?
  • What is a time you have felt something was unfair?
  • If you could go back to a situation that felt unfair (or are currently dealing with something you feel is unfair) how would you suggest making it fair?

Suggested activities for Fairness

  • Make a snack together that has equal parts
  • Share a time when something may not be the same but is fair
  • Set a timer for a favorite toy or activity and take turns using / playing with it
  • Discuss the difference in this picture:

Equity vs Equality