Thursday, 23 February 2012

Modern Canadian Inventions Brownie Badge

The Brownies worked towards earning the 
Modern Canadian Inventions Badge.  
They were given a table full of bits and pieces 
to create an invention of their own.  
Here are some of their creative inventions...
Special sunglasses that fold up into a tiny box
A garbage-eating Dog to help the environment
A magic Trampoline that allows you to bounce REALLY high
A catch-n-release harm free insect trap
Special "Sisters Forever" recycle frame
A vacuum where you can 
see the trash getting sorted
Special tool to Pick up stuff...big stuff and little stuff
A Butterfly Bank for saving Butterflies
A special container for putting juice in the freezer
The "Bullzor"...part wrecking ball and part catapult
As you can see the Brownies had fun 
"Inventing" cool contraptions.  
We also worked on the Key To STEM.
{Science Technology Engineering Math}
We had discussed Internet safety and 
methods of communication.  The girls
played a game where they had to match up
a female inventor/ scientist/ record breaker 
with her accomplishment.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Really cool Valentine's Day card...

Hand Made Valentine's by Cookie Owl Melissa
Thank you Cookie Owl! 
 I'd SNAP At The Chance 
To Be YOUR Valentine too! LOL

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Brownies Valentine's Day

Crafting a Love Bug Valentine's Card holder

Playing Games...In this game they had to 
try to make each other SMILE! As you
can see they had on their GAME face!
The Brownies also played a relay 
game where each team member had to 
race to get a heart that had actions on it
then do the action back to the home team.

Some yummy cake and cookies
Some Valentines the Brownies gave me
 This Brownies' school celebrated Acadian Day
 Valentine's for Veterans made the previous week

Friday, 10 February 2012

Guides Valentine's Day Party

This year for our Valentine's Day party we made
  Valentine's for Veterans
 and a Valentine's Day card holder craft
These are some of the Valentine's that I had received
from the Guides and Leaders.  I love Valentine's Day
cards...reminds me of being in Elementary School.
We enjoyed some yummy treats!
...and then we had a FASHION SHOW 
to complete the Guides Fashion Badge ! 
Lots of fun for Valentines Day 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Guides Fashion Badge

Various Sewing Patterns from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's gave a good visual for the typical Fashion of those eras.  These patterns belonged to my mother {she had sewn most of these patterns for herself, myself or my siblings}
Some dresses and accessories from the 70's and 80's modeled by two of our chic Guides.
Part of the badge required the girls to look through 
catalogues and choose a wardrobe.  They made a 
clothes collage from Sears Catalogues.
Getting ready for the Fashion Show!  {Behind that divider was our dressing room}.  Our audience included the Leaders, the Sparks , and some parents who had arrived early to pick up their daughters.
We all had a blast doing 
the Fashion Show! 

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Snow Ball Game

This indoor snowball game is really fun
...and gets rid of some extra energy!
The snowballs are made from crumpled newspaper.  There are two teams on either side of a boundry line.  The players have a set amount of time to throw their snowballs {and any other snowballs from the opposing team that land on their side of the line}at the opposing team.  We played music during the snowball battle then when the music stopped the snowballs were counted.  About five minutes is usually enough time to get rid of extra energy.

Paper Plate Mask

The Brownies had plenty of creative fun making paper plate masks.  It is always more fun to allow the girls to use their own imagination when doing crafts. 

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Crayon Melt Trefoil Sun Catcher

A couple of weeks ago Cookie Owl did a really cool craft with the Brownies. 
Crayon Melt Sun catchers!
She used a pencil sharpener to shave crayons and had all the different colours separated into baggies.  First step for the girls was to trace a pattern on to two same sized white pieces of cardstock.  Then they cut the pattern out and discarded the cut out center.  Next the girls sprinkled their choice of crayon shavings onto a piece of wax paper then put another same size piece of wax paper on top.  The final step was to iron the layers {cardstock/wax paper/shavings}  to melt the crayons {with Adult supervision of course and using a towel on top of the work}.  These look really cool in the sunlight!