Spring is in the air and after a very busy cookie season, you may be feeling just a bit of relief that there are only a handful of meetings left until summer break (unless of course, you meet over the summer). There is no need to feel guilty...I have always treasured my summer breaks from Girl Scout to recharge my batteries and maintain my enthusiasm for leadership.
In May it is Mother's Day, and this is a great opportunity to have an easy meeting and earn the light green Daisy petal, Considerate and Caring. This meeting is easy because you are going to use Mother's Day craft kits that are ready to use. This is a solid use of cookie money since you put so much time and effort into the sales.
*Special note-If you plan on doing any of the picture frame crafts, take a picture of each girl at the meeting before you do this so that you are ready to put it in the frame and it is good to go.
Starting the Meeting
After the Pledge, Promise and Law recitations, have the girls sit down in a circle and ask them. what their mothers do for them. Since Mother's Day is around the corner, they are going to make them a special gifts to show that they are being considerate and caring.
There are some wonderful Mother's Day books for you to read to launch the meeting. Here are just a few.
Once the book is finished, you can have the girls sit at tables and make one of these Mother's Day crafts.
This Flower and Butterfly Suncatcher Photo Frame craft kit comes with 12 frames, hangers, stain and brushes. The frame measures 5" x 6-3/4" frames and the photo opening is 2-3/4" " x 1-3/4".
This Happiness Wood Trivet Craft Kit comes with twelve ready to paint wooden trivets. The final product measures 4" x 4". Be sure to have the girls paint them on foam plates so they can be brought home without moving them.
Design your own mug is a classic Mother's Day gift. This kit comes with strips of paper for the girls to decorate and then insert into the mug. You can use a pretty heart cellophane bag and fill it with some mints or chocolates to make it extra sweet.
This Magic Color Scratch Photo Frame Kit comes with twelve different designs and a magnetic strip to peel and stick on the back. There are even Magic Scratch bookmarks to make as well.
This Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Key Chain Party Pack Activity Kit has six keychains for the girls to create.
What are you doing for Mother's Day with your Daisy troop?