Goal and Badges:
We finally did the last tiny bit for the Red Petal, continue to work on the Financial Leaves, especially “Count it Up” and “Talk it Up”, and get cookie rally patch and movie fun patch.
|Movie Fun Patch. $1 from Troopmoore on Ebay|
After safely placing their “friends” with their sleeping bags, the girls headed to craft room to do a craft that we got in our rally pack. I’m not going to post directions because they are all there in the following link along with the printables you need:
My girls mostly chose either a hundred packages or “to get the puppy” incentive (125 packages) as sales goal, which was fairly ambitious. (5/8 did make that goal in the end though.) We had to help them spell their fun and service goals. Most of them said field trips or zoo camp for personal goals and feed puppies or something for service goal. It helped, of course, that we had talked about the troop goals the week before.
Most of the girls liked this activity. One or two were too wound up to sit and do much.
Next we moved to another room to play “Cookie Safety Bingo.” This was also something we got from the cookie rally packet, but you can print it out yourself from the links below. You will also need coins, chips, stickers, or stamps for the girls to mark their spots. We had cookies for prizes.
You can print the bingo cards here: (the people who printed ours must have set it for 2 pages per sheet, because ours were smaller, to save paper I guess. This worked fine.):
These are the “posters” which are the different lessons or tid-bits about cookie selling safety (very good for the girls to learn). Reading one of these is the equivalent of getting a random number in regular bingo. Ours were much smaller than poster size, but the girls couldn’t read them. Maybe some of them could have if they had been bigger. We let the girls take turns picking a card then the leaders would read it out loud:
Now, to be honest, our girls had a really hard time with the glasses. They didn’t like keeping them on and at this point they were getting really restless. My co-leader snuck off the order pizza while they were watching and I fast forwarded to 42 minutes in to a game called “What’s Your Cookie IQ?” This is a very fun game (that they would have done better on if they could read, so I’ll probably try it again next year.)
Duck, Duck, Cookie:
Skip Cookie Jar:
Dance Like Me:
Pizza. No explanation necessary.
The movie we chose was Chrissa Stands Strong. This is a movie by American Girl (and a two book series) that has won several awards for the way it deals with bullying. I really wanted the girls to watch it as part of their “Courageous and Strong Petal.” I do wish we had done a separate movie night, because their focus wasn’t where I would have liked it to be. We held this in the basement with sleeping bags and pillows.
Even though the movie was intended for 8 year olds, I felt this (6-7) is the age where the girls need to be taught the signs. The Mean Girl years are getting younger and younger. In the end, all mygirls said they liked the movie (I was surprised) and it does have a happy ending.