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Daisy Scout Love Tubes: Zinni Considerate and Caring Petal

I loved this idea so much! All the girls were so excited and the parents loved it too!!!

It was part of a Valentines celebration but this can really be done so many different ways all throughout the year.

Love Tubes:

Materials:

  • Crystal light tubes (shown in  pictures), toilet paper or paper towel roll use resources wisely!
  • craft paper
  • Pencil, Markers or crayons (to write with)
  • fun stickers
  • Red Sharpi
  • cloth squares (2 for each tube) *if your using toilet paper rolls
  • rubber bands (2 for each tubes) *if your using toilet paper rolls
  • tape or washi tape

Using toilet paper rolls-cut your craft paper to the size of your paper roll. Enough to wrap around the tube and an extra half inch. Use tape to secure the paper. If you have some extra on the ends you can fold it over the role. Seal one end with a piece one of the square cloths and a rubber band.

For everything else- Have each girl put her name on their tube with the sharpi marker.

Cut out strips of craft paper for the girls to write their notes on. I suggest a width of  inch. Length will depend on the size of your tube.

Start with one of your girls and have each of the girl scout sisters write something nice on a strip of the craft paper. It can be one word or a sentence. **I actually wrote out several different words for the girls to use in case they got stuck. Having the words in front of them or on a sheet of paper will help with the spelling and keep the notes a surprise!

When the girls are done writing their "caring" notes, have them put them in the girls tube and seal it up with the lid. If using a toilet paper roll,  use the other piece of cloth and rubber band. Have each girl decorate their own tube with stickers or washi tape and they're done!

Don't let the girls read them until they get home or the end of the meeting. It can be a surprise!

Make sure you complete one for each girl scout in the troop even if she is not present. Our girls really loved this idea and it was a nice self-esteem booster!

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Girl Scout Daisy Petal: Considerate and Caring

I didn't think I would have a hard time trying to come up with ideas for this badge but as I began thinking, I came up with one idea initially. Luckily, this meeting was the next meeting after we had a wonderful guest speaker come it so I took the opportunity to have the girls write thank you notes.

Here are some great ideas of activities you can do for the Zinni petal

Write Thank you notes

Have you had someone visit the troop recently or joined up with another troop? This is a great opportunity to write thank you notes. Other suggestions are writing thank you notes to our military service men and women, someone special in each girls life that they want to appreciate, or notes to another girl in the troop.

You can also have each girl pick another girl in the troop to be sort of like a "secret Santa" and write a note about something nice the girl has done.

These are thank you letters from Kindergartners. It's so cute to see them begin and grow as writers!

Have the girls create a mural of the Daisy Flower Garden.

Have an assortment of crafting materials that the girls can pass around and share. You can set a timer and ever couple minutes the girls have to switch the materials they are using. Possible material suggestions are: crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, stock paper and scissors, markers, stickers...

Work on a service project

Have the girls create care packages for young girls in less fortunate areas. Check your council activities for service projects. Our council has several service projects from creating mini medical kits for the children in third world countries to chemo kits for children with cancer.

Making Girl Scout Swaps!

I was confused at first to what these are but after a little digging they are a very cute idea that the girls can share with one another in the troop or with another troop. There seems to be an endless search on Pinterest with swap ideas.

Act out the Flower Petal story

in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting manual

You can print out color pictures of each flower and character from the story and glue them on popsicle sticks for the girls acting out the story. If you are really creative and crafty think about making hand puppets of the daisy flowers. You can use these over and over again to act out the stories. The girls are much more engaged with the story!

I hope this helps when planning out your Girl Scout meetings!

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