Contributor: Shannon Malkovsky. Lesson ID: 10453

Have you ever said "That's not fair!"? Probably when you didn't get what you wanted? Hear a "Fairness Song" and write a simple script about a time you were not treated fairly and how to make it right!


Life Skills, Life Skills

Life Skills
learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


You are playing a game of kickball with the kids in your neighborhood. You are chosen to pick the players for your team. You decide to pick the kids that you like the most to play on your team.

  • Is this fair?
  • Do you think the previous scenario is fair?

Today, you will be learning about fairness.

  • Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t feel like you were being treated fairly?
  • How did you feel?

Fairness is treating all people with honesty and respect.

  • What does fairness mean to you?

Use the Describing Wheel, found under the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar, to write words that you think describe fairness.

Listen to the following Fairness Song from Have Fun Teaching. Take notes as you listen.

  • What did you learn about fairness?


What are ways that we can show fairness at home and with friends? Discuss with your teacher.

  1. Treat all people equally, or the same.
  2. Cooperate with one another.
  3. Be respectful and listen to what others have to say.
  4. Be willing to do what is best for everyone.
  5. Play by the rules at all times; be a good sport.
  6. Include others in games and activities. Don’t leave people out.
  7. Understand that being fair doesn’t always mean the same treatment in every circumstance.
    For example, you may have an earlier bedtime than your older brother, or your younger sister may not have as many household chores as you.
  8. Stand up for someone you see being treated unfairly — you can make a difference.

For the next week, practice showing fairness at home and with friends. Write in your journal daily, explaining what you did each day to practice showing fairness.

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