Tuesday, February 24, 2015

World Thinking Day preparation - Mexico

I was super excited about this year's World Thinking Day festivities that our council had arranged. In preparation for World Thinking Day, I wanted the girls to really dive into the culture of the country we were hosting. The Girl Scout meeting prior to the event had a three station rotation where each girl contributed to our preparations.

Our Country

Table Display
Station 1
Prior to the preparation meeting the girls were assigned a certain topic for Mexico. They had to do a little research and bring any artifacts to the meeting. Some girls researched games, food, music, cultural attire, arts and crafts, population and geographical statistics. This was a great opportunity for the girls to take accountability and ownership of their display.

At the meeting we created our display poster and glued on the pictures that the girls brought.

The second station the girls got the opportunity to make a Mexican recipe. We made traditional guacamole.

1 Avocado
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoon minced jalapeno
1 cup diced tomato
half of a lime squeeze of juice
3 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro

Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy with chips or on a taco!


If you notice in the table display picture, you can see the Mexican Sun craft the girls did as part of the last station. We used paper plates, paint, construction paper. They decorated their own versions of the sun art. It turned out great!

Here is a link to the Merry Mexican Suns the girls tried to recreate: here

For the girls hard work and preparation they were also able to earn the Vi petal badge by Being A Sister To Every Girl Scout!

Did your troop or council do something special to celebrate World Thinking Day? Please leave a link in the comments so we can all share each others ideas!

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