Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Girl Scout Daisy Petal: Considerate and Caring

I didn't think I would have a hard time trying to come up with ideas for this badge but as I began thinking, I came up with one idea initially. Luckily, this meeting was the next meeting after we had a wonderful guest speaker come it so I took the opportunity to have the girls write thank you notes.

Here are some great ideas of activities you can do for the Zinni petal

Write Thank you notes
Have you had someone visit the troop recently or joined up with another troop? This is a great opportunity to write thank you notes. Other suggestions are writing thank you notes to our military service men and women, someone special in each girls life that they want to appreciate, or notes to another girl in the troop.

You can also have each girl pick another girl in the troop to be sort of like a "secret Santa" and write a note about something nice the girl has done.

These are thank you letters from Kindergartners. It's so cute to see them begin and grow as writers!

Have the girls create a mural of the Daisy Flower Garden.
Have an assortment of crafting materials that the girls can pass around and share. You can set a timer and ever couple minutes the girls have to switch the materials they are using. Possible material suggestions are: crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, stock paper and scissors, markers, stickers...

Work on a service project
Have the girls create care packages for young girls in less fortunate areas. Check your council activities for service projects. Our council has several service projects from creating mini medical kits for the children in third world countries to chemo kits for children with cancer.

Making Girl Scout Swaps!
I was confused at first to what these are but after a little digging they are a very cute idea that the girls can share with one another in the troop or with another troop. There seems to be an endless search on Pinterest with swap ideas.

Act out the Flower Petal story in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting manual
You can print out color pictures of each flower and character from the story and glue them on popsicle sticks for the girls acting out the story. If you are really creative and crafty think about making hand puppets of the daisy flowers. You can use these over and over again to act out the stories. The girls are much more engaged with the story!

I hope this helps when planning out your Girl Scout meetings!

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