JGoode Halloween 2011 Coloring Page

Posted by Trish | Posted in Meeting Activities | Posted on 29-10-2011

JGoode Halloween 2011 Coloring Page

Bride of Frankenstein Penguin by Jen GoodeIllustrator Jen Goode of JGoode Designs, has put out another great color page for the upcoming holiday!  Halloween is Monday and before it’s time to trick or treat, you can color!  As well, a lot of meetings are on the weekend, so this can be a great last-minute activity for your meetings this weekend!

Download the coloring page here.

JGoode St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page

Posted by Trish | Posted in Meeting Activities | Posted on 10-03-2010

JGoode St. Patrick's Day Coloring Page

Illustrator Jen Goode of JGoode Designs, has put out another great color page for the upcoming holiday!  Her St. Patrick’s Day page is adorable and features a charming little leprechaun lad!  This is a great activity for younger girls to celebrate.

Download the coloring page here.

Of course, while mentioning St. Patrick’s Day, you should work some history into the activity.  Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) colloquially St. Paddy’s Day or simply Paddy’s Day, is an annual feast day that celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on March 17th.

Merry Christmas from Girl Scout Guide!

Posted by Trish | Posted in News | Posted on 25-12-2009

Merry Christmas from Girl Scout Guide!

It’s been a great year, and I wish I’d have been able to post more for you, but I’m just getting warmed up.  I wish you all a very fantastic Christmas and a terrific new year.  I pledge to be able to post more badge work activities in 2010 as I upgrade my badge books to the current versions as a Christmas present to myself!

To you & yours, Merry Christmas!

Gobble Gobble T-Shirts

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 20-11-2009

Thanksgiving is next week, and this is a great craft to take up a meeting around this time of year.  As well, this craft can very easily be done while teaching the girls more about the origins of American Thanksgiving and the importance of tradition and family.  If t-shirts are a little outside the budget for your troop during this down economy, you can change the medium to poster board and make the same design on posters for decorations during Thanksgiving.

Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • White t-shirt – pre-washed
  • Fabric paint (nontoxic): red, gold, green, orange, brown, and white
  • Plaid alphabet foam stamps
  • T-shirt board or wax paper
  • Paper plate or pallet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge brush

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Place the t-shirt board inside of the t-shirt.
  2. Use the sponge brush to place paint colors on the girl’s hand and fingers.
  3. Have the girl steadily place her hand on the shirt to print the turkey, pressing gently on each finger to make sure the paint prints.  You may need to hold her hand to help keep the print from smearing.
  4. Carefully lift her hand straight up off the shirt to avoid smudging.  Immediately wash her hands with soap and water.
  5. Brush red paint on foam alphabet stamps and press on shirt and let dry.
  6. Use fabric paint to add detail to turkey, such as legs, beak and eye and let dry.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required at all times.
  2. Ensure that all paint is dry before you let the girls take their t-shirts home.
  3. Double check that all paints used are nontoxic.

Remember that if you don’t have a t-shirt board, you can place a sheet of wax paper inside the shirt to prevent transfer of the paint.

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