The past few weeks at Brownies we have been completing our Wildlife Explorer badge.
Last week we completed the bird feeder part of the badge.
We each brought in a yogurt pot and used this to add our, lard, bird seed, oats, cheese and raisins. Very messy and slimy but good fun. We spent about half an hour cleaning up after, aghhh!
We then completed the banner for our Gala parade, 80s theme (1st place, by the way 😀 😀 )
After that a few girls went out and collected leaves in the rain, and we made leaf rubbings! All different sorts of leaves, in all different colours!
This week, we learned about different birds and butterflies by doing a scavenger hunt! We then went inside and completed our wordsearches about wildlife!
Next week is our last week, which can only mean one thing, BADGES 😀
Sorry i’ve been very busy this week and haven’t had a chance to post.
In the past couple of weeks the Rainbows have been completing the Roundabout World badge. This badge involves learning about the world around them (as in the community).
Last week we went on a community hunt around the village. We managed to spot everything on the sheet, we then went back to the hall and played a game with pasta (yes, pasta). They had to try and pick up the pasta with a fork and take it back to the “baby bird”.
This week, as it was so warm, we decided to have a trip to the park to learn about park safety. Of course we got to play in the park as well, it’s been one of the best meetings of the term! The girls had a ball, burning energy on every bit of equipment!
Next week is our last meeting of the term 😦
But that means, it’s badge week :D:D
This week our Brownies began a new interest badge! It is called Wildlife Explorer and we will be learning all about.. you guessed it, WILDLIFE!
This week we were learning all about Bird Migration!
First of all, we got into pairs and wrote down ideas for what they’d like to do next term. We then split into groups and Group 1 played a game that Brown Owl had laid out in the hall! It was like a giant board game and the girls had to work their way round to make it to the nest! Group 2 completed worksheets all about bird migration and then we swapped around so everyone had a shot of everything! (Sorry no photos this week 😦 )
At the end we had a Brownies favourite game, rock paper scissors.
Next week, we will be making bird feeders with yogurt pots and making a tree using leaf rubbings!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
We had a very lovely Rainbow meeting last night. We finished off our Mermaid Mayhem badge with the Love section!
We arrived and got ourselves ready for our experiments! We got our *science jackets* on and headed up to the dining hall to start.
The experiments were all water/liquid based. We started off with the Skittles experiment. We placed the skittles in a circle round a white plate, different patterns for each girl!
We then added warm water to the plate and watched the colours come into the middle! The girls were shocked when they turned the skittles over and the colour had gone!
Once we had finished this experiment we moved onto the dancing raisins experiment. Each girl got a clear cup full of lemonade, then put their raisins into it! They correctly got why the raisins were moving up and down!
We then had a story of The Rainbow Fish which the girls were really caught up in ad very quiet whilst Butterfly was reading to them. Princess and Fairy had the lovely job of washing the dishes 😀
The girls each went up and coloured in the rainbow fish pictures and indeed they were very rainbow-y.
Next week our Rainbows will begin their last badge of the term. We will be doing a roundabout badge, Roundabout the World which looks like this:
Happy Sunday everyone!
Yesterday we had a special trip as part of our Mermaid Mayhem badge. We decided to go down to our local beach!
The weather decided to play tricks on us as it was sunny one moment but cloudy the next. Nevertheless the girls had a ball!
We began by getting our station set up with all our equipment and then went down and started building sandcastles! We were split into teams and had 20 mins to design and build a sandcastle!
Once we had finished the girls wanted to take a walk down to the sea, which happened to be very far out when we were there. The girls enjoyed paddling in the sea, jumping over the waves and getting soaked! Even the leaders decided to go in, was such good fun!
We then had some fun, playing frisbee games in the sand! However thats when the rain started to come on! We made the decision to head back up to the tent for snacks!
The girls had lots of fun and loved just being kids. No worries (apart from the small crabs on the sand). Such a carefree day, just what the doctor ordered.
This week is the last week of our Mermaid Mayhem badge, the section is Love and involves skittles 🙂
Good Afternoon all!
This week our Brownies completed the final part of their Friend to Animals badge! Unfortunately our main visitor couldn’t make it, due to unforeseen circumstances.
We decided to go out for a walk last night! We were learning about guide dogs and how they can help people who can’t see well! We scanned the dangers for someone who might need a guide dog.
We began to walk back down and this meant walking through the local park! Before we went back in, we had an activity. We blindfolded ourselves and then tried to put our jackets on without being able to see. Some managed it quite quickly but others found it quite difficult. They agreed that a simple task, is made harder with no sight.
We then got back to our meeting place and completed our guide dogs wordsearch to calm ourselves down!
We had 15 mins leftover so we had a team game. We had a bucket of beanbags and soft fluff balls and had to throw them into the hoop. Each hoop had a different scoring system, with the furthest away being the smallest hoop worth 3 points. Only 2 girls managed to get those 3 points
Next week we will be beginning a new badge. The girls are very excited to start this one!
Until then, remember, it’s only an hour a week 🙂
This week our Rainbows completed another section from our Mermaid Mayhem badge. This week it was laugh, and we certainly did a lot of that!
We began by sorting ourselves into teams and went outside to complete a relay, which included spinning hula hoops, throwing (foam) javelins and having a sack race! It then began to pick up with the wind so we headed inside.
We then decided it was time to make our Edible sand. We crushed up digestive biscuits in a bag and then we added brown sugar. The overall verdict from the girls was “YUM”
We still had some time to spare when we had finished, so we played some relay games with the beach balls. Including racing with them between our legs and passing it over and under in a team to the end of the room. Lots of teamwork involved!
Next week will be our final section of the badge, Love!
Before that however, our rainbows will be visiting the beach on Saturday, we are very excited!
Until then, it’s only an hour a week! 🙂
this week our Brownies completed another section of their Friend to Animals badge. We choose to learn about the animal charity Cats Protection. A lovely lady, Abigail came in to teach us how to take care of cats.
First of all, our girls came up with ideas for new brownie badges, there were some great and inventive ideas
For those who are Guiding leaders, will know a usual Brownie meeting involves noise of some sort. Not tonight, I’ve never seen the girls so quiet. They were however full of stories and questions for Abigail. We then went up to the dining tables and began colouring in the cat face masks that Abigail kindly brought in for us
it was such a lovely evening that the girls really enjoyed. Next week will be the end of the badge, when we will learn all about working animals
until then, it’s only an hour a week🙂
This week our rainbows completed the learn section of their mermaid mayhem badge.
For this we made sea turtles. Fairy had painted the plates green so they were nice and dry for the girls to use. The girls were set up with tables with plates, glue and tissue paper. The girls ripped up the tissue paper and began gluing onto the paper plate. We then cut out the legs, tail and head to glue on.
We then went on to make some clam shell cookies complete with a “pearl”. The icing was prepared in advance, it was passed round the girls and spread onto the rich tea biscuits. They then added the Pam drop for the pearl and added the biscuit on top to look like a clam.
Next week we will be completing the Laugh section of the badfe
and remember, it’s only an hour a week🙂
this week our brownies began their friend to animals badge. We are completing the pets section of the badge, we are learning how to take care of our pets
We began by welcoming our new Brownie who began her Becoming a Brownie book with her Brownie buddy!
We then met our new district commissioner and questioned her about her favourite animal and colour (you know, the important questions)
we had each brought in a photo of our pets and made a poster about them. We had fish, cats and dogs! Some variety!
We then had a game of Port/Starboard and rock, paper, scissors!
Also one of our girls managed to earn her Hobbies badge for her swimming!
Next week we will be getting a visit from cats protection.
And remember, it’s only an hour a week🙂