DAISY PETAL HELPS
Daisy Blue Center - Promise
Make a Girl Scout Law bracelet using the colors of the petals. Make it
out of beads and yarn, elastic or plastic lacing, but
use the colors associated with the Girl Scout Law that are in the Daisy
||Light Blue - Honest &
Have a game day and talk about how it's not fun to play when people cheat
We had an Egg Hunt for our "honest and fair" petal. Each girl was allowed to
find 5 eggs. Once they reached their goal they had to assist the other girls
until everyone found 5 eggs
At snack time or craft time give one girl double the snack or craft
supplies. This will spark at least one if not all your girls to say, "that's
not fair!!!" Also during this time take someone's snack or craft materials.
Let the girls see you take them and when they ask why did you take the girls
snack or supplies you answer "I did not take them." Again this will start a
discussion on what is honesty.
The idea is to explain to the girls the concept of fairness, then give the
girls the opportunity to divide up something fairly. First, we got a
lot of a small inexpensive item. Then, we gave them to the girls and told
the girls to divide them up fairly, while the leaders are outside the
room. (Tiny erasers, candy, pennies can be used.)
||Yellow - Friendly &
Read the Brownie Story. Each time the girls hear the word helpful, have them
stand up and shout "Helpful!" Then send them home with little sheets of
paper that say, "A Girl Scout was here". Each time they do a good deed/chore
without being asked, they can leave a slip of paper
Have one Daisy be a helper at each meeting, one girl earning the Petal
at each meeting
||Spring Green -
Considerate & Caring
Secret pals! - Have each girl pick out of a hat and have them bring a
special gift to the next meeting - something they've made (if you go with a
purchased item, make sure you put a $$ limit on the spending!)... Or even
better - send the gift in the mail or drop it off on the front porch - girls
love getting mail. Have each girl reveal herself at the next meeting.
Puzzle Piece Picture Frame - You need a frame, either pre-made or made out
of craft sticks. Take an old puzzle with small pieces and paint them. Glue
them around the frame. Make little banners that say "I Love You To Pieces!"
to glue to the bottom.
How about a trip to a retirement community. The residents of this type of
community usually have craft times and are not in need of nursing care. It's
a good way to introduce girls to someone older. Have the girls make a simple
craft with the residents.
Courageous & Strong
We play a game called emotions. It
requires the girls to pick out of a hat a paper that has an emotion on it,
like Happy, Sad, Mad, Glad, Excited, Hurt, etc. We had adults help with the
reading and each girl had to stand in front of the group and act out the
emotion without talking. If your girls are shy, it could take quite a bit of
courage to stand up there and do that in front of everyone.
We also do things with our sister troop and for them to be in front of other
people they don't know is quite courageous.
Another great idea I've heard about is having a fashion show.
Make a growth chart to hang in their rooms so they can see how they grow.
Have a short exercise period during your meetings to learn how to be strong.
Simple exercises or follow the leader.
The leaders told the girls stories of strong and courageous women (Florence
Nightengale, Juliette Low, Mulan, etc.).
||Orange - Responsible for
what I say and do
Do a service project that helps the environment. Pick up trash
around the school, park or playground . Talk to the girls about how each
person should help take care of the earth. Maybe plant a tree or some
Get a big sheet of paper and have the girls make a list of Troop rules.
Copy a picture from a coloring book. Have the girls color the picture. Have
the girls crumple the picture into a ball. Now smooth out the picture. Note
all the wrinkles left on the paper. Explain when you say something bad or
mean it will always leave a mark on that person. Some marks don't show but
others do. A Girl Scout's job is to be responsible and not say things that
might hurt someone on the inside. Discuss what words hurt and what words are
Responsible for what I do can be as simple as having the girls always wear
their seat belts when in a car.
Have the girls think about what chore they could do to help mom do around
the house and one that they can do at the Daisy meetings to help out, like
take out the trash or push in the chairs at the end of the meetings.
They have a chart to take home and check off for two weeks.
Respect Myself & Others
Have a Doctor, Nurse or Dentist talk to
the girls about how important it is to take care of themselves.
We put together care packages of toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, wet
wipes, soap, and combs. The girl each received one and we donated the others
to a shelter. We talked about proper hygiene and why it is important.
||Magenta - Respect
Field trip to our local police station for a tour. The officer
gave an age-appropriate tour, including the holding cell, the firing range
and the motorcycle garage. It made a big impression on the girls.
Have someone in authority, principal, police officer, fire fighter, etc,
talk to the girls about what it means to have their job and how people
depend on them.
We made a trip to the fire department. They gave us a tour, allowed the
girls to try on their uniforms, and squirt the fire hose. They talked about
fire safety. We made them a special card to thank them. We also decorated
all of their chalkboards while we waited for them to return from a fire.
The girls play a version of simon says. In this version, the girls only obey
Simon if Simon is wearing a hat of authority, which we defined as a police
hat, fire hat, or teacher hat. For the teacher hat, I took a cloth hat and
labeled it "teacher".
We brought lots of dress-up hats and Simon kept swapping hats between hats
of authority and silly hats (i.e. moose antlers, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse,
crown, hardhat, pirate hat).
Use Resources Wisely
Set out assorted materials, old paper
rolls, s craps of construction paper, markers, shoe boxes, popsicle sticks
miscellaneous craft stuff left over from other projects, then set it out
with NO instructions other than "make something."
Collect aluminum cans for recycling or visit a recycling center
Make recycled paper from all of your construction paper scraps
I had the girls decorate re-usable plastic cups for our meetings and we
discussed recycling and littering.
We practiced some "leave no trace" skills by cleaning the playground.
We had a relay race with recyclables. We made a pile of mixed recyclables
(plastics, tin/aluminum, newspapers, etc) and had a separate box labeled for
each type of recyclable. One by one the girls put one item at a time into
the correct box. As a group they worked together doing this 3 times. We
timed them each time as they raced against the clock.
||Rose - Make the world a
Plant sunflower and daisy seeds for the girls to take home or
plant a flower garden as a "thank you" to the church/school for allowing us
to use it as a meeting place
Go to a recycling center and practice recycling at home.
Do a local community clean up or plant trees on earth day.
We did a quick unit on taking care of pets and animal safety...we also
visited our local veterinarian's office, and made a pet supplies donation to
our local animal shelter.
Make bird feeders out of recycled materials
||Violet - Be a sister to
every Girl Scout
Find a Troop outside of your area to be Pen Pals with or to be
your sister troop.
Have a Thinking Day party
We did a study on Australian Girl Guides, complete with an Aussie snack and
Make SWAPS for another Troop (SWAPS stands for "Share With A Pal" and are
little pins or trinkets that Girl
Have a Daisy party for all the Daisy troops in town (that's assuming that
there's more than 1 Daisy Troop!)
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