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Girl Guides of Prince Edward Island shared this on their Facebook page today and I think this is COOL. We’re doing Key to the Arts (Act it Out) this year and this might be a nifty craft to make that happen.

Check out DIY Spoon Puppets from Kid Play Do.

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In Week one of the Emergency Prep challenge we need to find stories about weather and emergencies. I didn’t want to scare our Brownies with tales of doom and gloom and I was pleased to find the Kids Crossing Weather Stories page – including weather stories that don’t minimize the impact of weather events, but shouldn’t freak everyone out either.  =)

I’ll be printing Adventures in Snow! and Tornadoes in the Soccer Field! for tomorrow’s meeting.

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emergency_preparedness_2013We are starting the new year with the Girl Guides Ontario Emergency Preparedness Challenge. It is a pretty involved challenge (three weeks of programming!) but we’ve been wanting to do it for a while.

Sometimes when you approach a challenge, you kind of take bits and pieces from it and make it suit your own group. This time we’re doing it pretty much as programmed (but three weeks is a lot and you might not be ready for that…I encourage you to read over the challenge for some really great ideas). And, in a pure coincidence, we booked a visit to our local Police station in the middle of the month too.

  • In week one, we’ll learn what is an emergency, week 2 is about planning ahead (Be Prepared!), and week 3 is about safety skills.
  • The program linked here is for Brownies, but the program is available for all levels.
  • Don’t forget to order the challenge crest from the GGC Ontario office.

Happy New Year everyone.

Yours in Guiding,


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We started our first meeting of the year with Key to the Arts Drama.  It was a happy discovery to find that one of our Brownie parents is also a Drama teacher in her real life. Laura led the girls through the meeting and we planned camp in the background.  The Owls were prepared to help but she had it all in hand.  It was a lovely break for us… and Laura did a fantastic job.

Some Drama resources that could get you started:

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you had a lovely holiday.  Our first meeting of the year is here and, because we had a planning meeting in December (i.e. we’re not scrambling to figure out what we’re doing), I think we’ve got a neat one.

We are combining Key to the Arts with Ontario Girl Guides Five Region Challenge.  Two years ago we did Africa.  This year we’re doing Europe.  The challenge fits beautifully with Key to the Arts and we really recommend it.

6:30 Arrival Game (Starry Owl has something ready but I don’t know what it is).

6:40 Inspection

6:50 Brownie Circle

7:00 Program – Brown Owl to discuss Key to the Arts and Europe Challenge.  We’re doing Drama tonight.  It is important to know how to be a good audience.

7:10 – Act it Out – play practice.  Based on Europe Challenge.  In 3 or 4 groups…

Fables are short stories which illustrate a particular moral and teach a lesson to children and kids. The theme and characters appeal to children and the stories are often humorous and entertaining for kids of all ages. Fables can also be described as tales or yarns which have a message in their narrative such as a parable might have. Fables can often pass into our culture as myths and legends and used to teach about morals to children and kids.   In our groups, we’re going to each read a story, and then make up a skit based on it.  This will be presented at the parent night in early February – so you’ll have time to work on it – any notes should be handed in so we know where to find them next week.

Group 1 – The Ant and the Grasshopper

Group 2 – The Dog and the Shadow

Group 3 – The Crow and the Pitcher

Looking for other Fables?  Try http://www.bartleby.com/17/1/.  Please read them before you present to your Unit.  Fables can be pretty scary. 

7:30 Charades – We’ve prepped photos of European animals.

7:35 – Play practice one more time.

7:45 – Sing Ontario Sing campfire.

7:55 – Close and goodnight.

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