GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF COLONIAL COAST ACTIVITY SESSION DESIGN Name of Activity: Considerate and Caring Petal Membership Level: Girl Scout Daisies (Kindergarten and 1st grade) Total Length of Time: 1 hour 45 min Activity Description: Helping girls to understand the concept of considerate and caring. Notes: TIME CONTENT/ METHOD DISCOVER GIRL LED RESOURCES TOPIC (How) CONNECT LEARN BY MATERIALS FLOW TAKE ACTION DOING EQUIPMENT (What) (Outcomes) COOPERATIVE FACILTY ARRANGEMENT LEARNING (Processes) 10 min Opening While girls are arriving, color photo of the Daisy Law Take Action 5 Learn By Doing Daisy Law Coloring Book Coloring Book Crayons Introduce facilitators, explain the purpose of the Petal and list the session activities you will be doing. When possible allow the girls to choose which activity they want to do next. Be prepared with supplies for both. You can use the supplies from the choice not selected at your next meeting. 15 min With Girls sitting in a circle on the floor or around a Discover 1, 2, Learn By Doing table, talk about what Considerate and Caring mean 3, 4 Cooperative to them. Connect 1 Learning Ask the girls to repeat after you: I will not scream at, hit, or treat people badly. I will not leave someone out, because I feel sad when I'm left behind. I will not say things to hurt someone's feelings, just because my "friends" and think it's fun. 15 min TAPS song Teach TAPS Discover 2, 4 Learn By Doing and Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, (hands & Connect 5 Girl Led motions arms pointing to the ground) from the hills,(arms out straight in front), from the sky, (arms above the head), all is well, (lower arms & cross right over left & grasp the hands of the person next to you on each side) safely rest, God is nigh. Keep holding & send the friendship squeeze around the circle. Have the Girls cross their feet when they receive the squeeze.(This helps the leader keep track of who forgot to pass the squeeze on). When the squeeze returns to the Leader says " Night Scouts" Try this again at the end when you do your closing. Remind the girls that not everyone in the world has a warm or safe place to go home to at night. Talk about ways to help those less fortunate than themselves. Make a list on poster board as they name ways to help. Vote on one to do as a group in the future. Let them know that you have selected a few and they can choose the one they most like for today. Valentines for someone in a local shelter or military to cheer them up and show caring or making dog biscuits for the SPCA. 20 - 30 Valentine Make valentines for retirement community. Talk Connect 5 Learn By Doing Construction Paper (1/2 pg per card) min about how they may not have visitors for Valentine’s Take Action 1, Small Flat Lollipop (1 per card) Day. 5 Scissors Glue Valentine Mice: Cut a heart from construction paper. Fold along the center of the heart. This makes the mouse body. Glue along the top edge. Add a small, flat lollipop into the body and the sucker stick becomes the tail. Take a trip to deliver the cards or have a staff member from a nearby facility come to talk to the girls about the residents. What they are like, things they need and that they have feelings too. OR OR Cheese Biscuits Flour Dog Grated Cheese Biscuits Ingredients: Vegetable Oil 1 1/2 c. Flour Water 1 1/4 c. Grated Cheddar Mixing Bowl 1/4 c. Veg. Oil Spoon 4 Tbl. Water Rolling Pin Cookie Cutters Cream the ingredients together, adding the water Cookie Sheets one tablespoon at a time to help bind the dough. Paper Lunch Bags When it begins to form a ball, roll it out on a floured Markers surface, using cookie cutters, cut the dough into fun Ribbon shapes and place on cookie sheet. Directions: Preheat oven 350 degrees. Bake approx. 10 min. until lightly browned. Makes about 30 med. size biscuits If your meeting place does not have an oven, ask a parent or two to take home the trays and bake them. They can bring them to the next meeting where the girls can bundle them in bags they decorate. Invite a member of the SPCA or other animal group come out to a meeting. Share what they do and present them with the biscuits to take back to the dogs in their care. 20 min "I Love You Assemble the frame by gluing the popsicle sticks into Discover 2 8 popsicle sticks per frame To Pieces” a square shape, with 2 popsicle sticks per side. Glue Connect 1 lots of multi-colored small puzzle pieces Frame the puzzle pieces haphazardly around the frame Fun Foam piece or cardboard with “I Love overlapping to make at least 2 layers. You To Pieces” printed on it. tacky glue Cut the photo or drawing to fit the frame. Once the scissors glue is mostly dry and holding the frame together, Girl’s photo or Drawing glue the photo to the back of the frame. (optional: glue or tape a piece of clear plastic over the photo first). Then when it is all glued together, glue the handmade piece that says "I Love You to Pieces" onto the frame in your desired location. (I printed up the words on the computer in a fancy font and pre-cut them). If you like, to finish the back, you can glue cardboard over the photo or drawing and hot glue a wire to hang it with, or a triangle piece of cardboard for a stand, or however you like. Have girls take it to a family member to show them they care. Construction Paper Glue Small Flat Lollipops ( 2 per girl) 15 min Daisy-To-Daisy All the girls line up in two rows facing each other. Leader calls out a body part (ie. "elbow to elbow"). When "Daisy to Daisy" is called, the girls all switch places. 10 min Closing Gather girls into a friendship circle Discover 1 Learn By Doing Connect 1, 5 Discuss. Ask if anyone wants to share. Take Action 3, What did they enjoy? 4 What do they know now that they did not know before they arrived? What will they share with their friends and family? Do a friendship circle squeeze, turn out and say good-bye.