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If you are still trying to figure out what to do for World Thinking Day 2016, here is a quick and easy lesson plan for you to follow.
Step 1-Pick a Country
Since this is Daisy Scouts, it does not have to be "girl led"- select a place that is easy for you! At the Making Friends website, they have plenty of ideas for several different countries.
Once you have selected a country, run off a passport for each girl to make. If you do not want to use your own ink, go to a store to run them off and save the receipt for reimbursement.
Step 2-Get Pictures
Back in the pre-internet days when I first started my teaching career, I had to use books to show pictures of places to my students. You can do the same. You can also go to a travel agency and get brochures and make a poster of the things you want the girls to know.
Step 3-Get Moving
After the girls have learned a bit about the country, it is time to have them do some dancing! YouTube is a fantastic resource for you. When I did the Junior Girl Scout Dance badge with my troop, I learned how to do the Mexican Hat Dance and relearned how to do the Israeli Mayim (water) Dance to teach the girls. Don't be shy...little girls can only sit for so long and if you want the next part of the meeting to go well, they need to get the wiggles out.
Step 4-Craft Time
Make a craft or Swap that represents the country. Again, the Making Friends website makes this a no-brainer to plan.
Step 5-Let's Eat!
To end your meeting, have prepared a treat from this country. You can make it at home or if it is no-bake, be adventurous and have the girls make it at the meeting. If the girls do not want to eat it, then that is their choice.
There you have it! A quick and easy World Thinking Day lesson plan!