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Misc Activities, Crafts, and Songs

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Materials needed:

Edible Play Dough

1 Cup honey

1 Cup peanut butter

1 Teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 Cups powdered milk

Mix all together well, and knead until smooth. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters dipped in powdered sugar.

OR, better yet, just let kids shape as desired.


Peanut butter


Powdered milk

Powdered sugar

Waxed paper

Big bowl


Measuring cups

Shaggy Dogs

Put a marshmallow on a fork

Dip in chocolate syrup,

Roll in crisp rice cereal.



Chocolate syrup

Rice crispie cereal

Plastic forks

Paper plates

Cool Bananas Pops

Cut several bananas in half and place a popsicle stick in the middle of them.

Place them in the freezer until hard.

Melt chocolate in the microwave.

Dip the bananas in the chocolate and then roll in dry cereal.

Place them back in the freezer until chocolate is set.


Popsicle stick


Dry cereal



Vegetable prints

Cut potatoes, carrots, zucchini, onion, turnip, and whatever else suits you in half.

Give one set of veggies to every four or five girls, and a margarine container ½ inch or less full of tempera paint (or use ink pads) in four colors. Spread down newspaper and paper towels for blotting. Have girls practice stamping veggies onto construction paper of various colors.

Variation: Sponge prints

Have cut sponges of various geometric shapes ready to make prints with. Tell

girls to put the shapes together to make a picture of something on construction


Variation: Utensil prints

Give each group of girls a variety of utensils to experiment with -- an egg beater, a fork, a little vegetable brush, a wooden spoon, a grater. Have the girls make

prints with these and see how the pictures turn out.

Vegetables or sponges or utensils


Construction paper



Best Ever Modelling Clay

1 c Flour

1/2 c Salt

1/2 tb Cooking oil

2 tb Cream of tartar

1 c Water

Food colouring

Mix all ingredients in a pot and cook over medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Cool the mixture until you can easily handle it. When cool enough to handle, knead it until smooth. Store in plastic bag or container.


Paper mache

Classroom Paste

1 cup non-self-rising wheat flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup cold water

4 cups boiling water

1 tbls. powdered alum

1/2 tsp. oil of cinnamon (optional)

1. Combine flour and sugar in a large pot. Slowly stir in cold water to form a paste.

2. Slowly add boiling water, stirring vigorously to break up lumps.

3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until thick and clear.

4. Remove from heat and add alum. Stir until well mixed.

5. Add oil of cinnamon if paste will not be used immediately.

Makes 1 1/2 quarts. 

How to Use it: Classroom paste is a good all-purpose paste, especially appropriate for work with children. It is also excellent for paper-mache projects. Stored in a closely capped jar, this paste will keep for several weeks. It keeps longer then Paper Paste and is a little softer. If it gets too thick it can bethinned with hot water for easy spreading


Bubble Solution

1/3 c Dish soap or baby shampoo

1 1/4 c Water

2 ts Sugar

1 Food colouring

Combine ingredients and pour into an unbreakable bottle. To blow bubbles, experiment using plastic straws, pipe cleaners formed into loops, strawberry basketsfrom grocery store, spoons with holes in them and other items you think of.


Silly Putty

2 c White all-purpose glue

1 c Liquid starch

WARNING: Non-Edible

Mix together well. Set on trays for play, or use waxed paper. Can be used as the commercial Silly Putty is. Store in an airtight container.


Crystal Gardens

6 tb Salt

6 tb Liquid bluing

6 tb Water

1 tb Ammonia

Combine salt, bluing, water and ammonia. Pour over small pieces of rock or coal in a shallow GLASS or CHINA bowl. Drip food coloring on top if desire. Crystals will begin to grow soon. Add water occasionally to keep crystals growing. You'll probably want to place dish on tray or wooden board as crystals grow over the sides of the bowl.


Rock Candy

1 Glass jar or drinking glass1 Piece of cotton string

1 Pencil or stick

1 Paper clip

1 Food coloring (optional)

1 c Water

2 c Sugar

Additional sugar

Tie a short piece of cotton string to the middle of the pencil or stick. Attach a paper clip to the end of the string for a weight. Moisten the string very lightly, and roll in a bit of sugar (this will "attract" the sugar crystals from the syrup to the string). Place the pencil or stick over the top of the glass or jar with the string hanging down inside.

Heat the water to boiling, and dissolve the 2 cups of sugar into it. For the biggest crystals FAST, heat the sugar-water solution a SECOND time, and dissolve as much additional sugar as you can into it. Add a few drops of food coloring to the solution if desired. Pour the solution into the prepared glass or jar and leave undisturbed for a couple of days. Depending on how much sugar you were able to dissolve into the water, you should start to see crystals growing in a few hours to a few days


Soap Crayons

1 c Soap flakes

Food colouring

2 tb Hot water

Have one large bowl and several small bowls, one for each color. You will also need an ice cube tray with different sections, or containers to act as small molds. Put soap flakes in a large bowl and drop the hot water into the soap flakes, stirring constantly. The mixture will be extremely thick and hard to stir. Spoon some of the soap into each of the small bowls and color each separately, adding the color by drops until the soap has the consistency of a very thick paste. Press spoonfuls of the soap into your molds and set the crayons in a dry place to harden. They should take a few days to a week to dry completely. When dry, remove from the molds and allow to dry for a few more days before using. Yield: 20 Crayons





Materials needed:

Juliette Low Chair

Girls stand in a circle with shoulders touching. Everyone turns left, and on the count of three, each person gently sits down on the bent knees of the person behind her.


Hot and Cold:

"It" goes out of the room. The group then decides on an object in the room. They choose a song or chant. As soon as they start to sing, "It" returns. As she goes near the object, the girls sing loudly. As she goes further away, they sing softly. This goes on until "It" guesses the object.


Dog and Bone

One girl sits in a chair blindfolded. The others sit around her in a circle. A small item (the bone) is placed under the chair. The leader points (quietly) to a girl who then has to try to get the "bone" without the "dog" hearing her. If the dog hears the bone being taken, she barks and another girl tries. If the dog doesn't hear, she takes off her blindfold and has 3 guesses as to who stole the bone. If you guess right, you switch with the thief.


Toe Fencing

(from More New Games)

Face each other holding hands. Then try to tap the tops of each other’s toes with our own. When one of us scores three hits, it's time to switch to a new partner.


Fingers Up

Partners; put your hands behind backs. One partner says "go" and both of you bring your hands out infront of yourselves with any number of fingers up. The first person to call out the correct number of fingers up (total between you and your partner) wins. Repeat at least three times for best two out of three competition--or just do for fun!



Daisy Songs

Did you ever see a Daisy?

(to the tune of Did You Ever See A Lassie)

Did you ever see a Daisy, A Daisy, a Daisy?

Did you ever see a Daisy, a Daisy Girl Scout?

Go this way and that way, and that way and this way.

Did you ever see a Daisy, a Daisy Girl Scout?


“Make New Friends” 

Make new friends, 

but keep the old, 

One is silver and the other gold. 

A circle is round. 

It has no end. 

That’s how long I want to be your friend.



Day is Done 

Gone the sun. 

From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky. 

All is well, 

Safely rest. 

God is nigh.


There Was A Girl Scout

Sing "There Was A Girl Scout" to tune of "B-I-N-G-O."

There was a Girl Scout long ago, and Daisy was her name-o

D-A-I-S-Y --- D-A-I-S-Y --- D-A-I-S-Y

And Daisy was her name-o

We Are Daisy Girl Scouts

We are Daisy Girl Scouts

In our tunics blue

When we get together,

There’s lots of things to do.

We play a-lot and learn

What's good and true.

Oh, we are Daisy Girl Scouts

In our tunics blue.

I'm a Daisy Girl Scout

I try to lend a hand

To all my friends and family

And everyone I can.

I wear a smile upon my face

To make the world a happy place.

I'm a Daisy Girl Scout

I try to lend a hand.


If you want to be a Daisy

Tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

If you want to be a Daisy,

Clap your hands.

If you want to be a Daisy,

Clap your hands.

If you want to be a Daisy,

If you want to be a Daisy,

If you want to be a Daisy,

Clap your hands.

(2nd verse: stomp your feet

3rd verse: say, "I do"

then do all three.)

(to the tune of Clementine)                             

I'm a Daisy,                                                    

Daisy Girl Scout,                                            

and I'll tell you something too,                          

I'm a loyal lil' Girl Scout,                                  

And my color is true blue. 

(to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle)

Daisy Scouts are Bright and say,

See us work, and see us play.

We can dance, and we can sing.

We can do 'most anything.

We have fun, we help each day.

Daisy Scouts are here to stay.

(to the tune of Brother john)

I'm a Girl Scout (X2)

Who are you? (X2)

Can't you tell by looking? (X2)

I'm one too. (X2)



(to the tune of "Jingle Bells") 


Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts.

Let's tidy up the room.

Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts.

Time to go home soon. 


Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,

We're picking up our things.

Daisy Scouts, Daisy Scouts,

Hear our voices sing. 



(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot") 

I'm a little Daisy, dressed in blue

I am a Girl Scout, you are too

When I go to meetings, I sing and shout

I love being a Daisy Girl Scout! 


I'm a little Daisy, - hands together, at side of face, head tilted

dressed in blue - hands pick up hem of uniform smock

I am a Girl Scout, - make 3 fingered sign 

you are too - point to neighbor

When I go to meetings, - hands out and palms up

I sing and shout - hands cup around mouth

I love being a - point to heart

Daisy Girl Scout! - clap 3 times, once on each word 



(to the tune of "Brownie Smile Song") 

I've something in my little hand that you just cannot see...

It's very very special and it's now a part of me.

The Daisy Girl Scouts showed me how to put it into place...

And when I clap my little hands you'll see my HAPPY FACE!!! 


First line: Cup both hands together, palms together

Second line: Bring cupped hands to chest over heart

Third line: Open hands and cover face with open hands

Fourth line: Clap on the word clap, and make a motion outward with

palms up 

We are Daisy Girl Scouts in our tunics blue, 

When we get together there's lots of things to do, 

We play a lot and sing a lot and learn what's good and true, 

Oh, we are Daisy Girl Scouts in our tunics blue!' 

Here is another verse - 

'I'm a Daisy Girl Scout I love to lend a hand, 

To all my friends and family - to everyone I can, 

I wear a smile upon my face to make the world a happy place, 

Oh, I'm a Daisy Girl Scout I love to lend a hand!'


Brownie Songs

Brownie Smile Song

Brownie Smile Song.pdf


“Make New Friends” 

Make new friends, 

but keep the old, 

One is silver and the other gold. 

A circle is round. 

It has no end. 

That’s how long I want to be your friend.



Day is Done 

Gone the sun. 

From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky. 

All is well, 

Safely rest. 

God is nigh.


Misc. Sample Meeting Plans

Tea Party

Tea party plan.pdf

Princess Party

Princess Party.pdf


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