Saturday, November 24, 2012

Daisies, Year 2, Meeting 8

Halloween is such an amazing day, but for us Girl Scouts, it's one of our "holy" days.  Why?  Because it's Juliette Gordon Low's birthday!  And, the amazing Juliette loved this because it meant doing extra special stuff on her birthday!

Lucky for us, with our meetings being on Wednesdays, Halloween fell on a meeting day this year.  We invited the girls to wear their costumes to the meeting.  Our first point of business was learning more about our namesake Daisy (for those who don't know Juliette's nickname was Daisy).  Our journey, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden, did have a little bit about her, but not a significant amount.  My daughter got a great children's book for her birthday this past year about Daisy, that we read to the girls.  It was like a biography for young kids, and was a great starting point for the girls (as they get older, we'll go more into detail about her life).

Next up, we had a fun craft planned for the girls. We made skeletons from Q-tips, much like this one:

All of their skeletons looked different, and it was great!  I had a big jar of googly eyes in various sizes that the girls got to be creative with.  We had a few cyclops and a few "monsters" thanks to the many eyes.

We finished our meeting with the shoe game.  While this is a great game, I think we might hold off on playing it again until the girls are Brownies.  We had some trouble with the whole multitasking aspect of the game (pass the shoe while singing a song about passing the shoes).  It was a great learning experience though.

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