Tonight went well.
The girls enjoyed drawing stuff on BIG bits of paper. Ok so our plan to beat the crafty genius of the Rainbows didn't quite pan out but we are not yet defeated. Our second strategy is brewing.
The Easter nests were cool. Recipe:
Melt loads of chocolate.
Mix in as much shredded wheat as you can - making sure the mixture is not too dry (or it'll set funny)
Dollop it onto baking paper and shape into nest-like piles.
Squish in mini eggs.
Leave to set! (as if that'll happen - they took them home and I suspect most of them will disappear on the way to the car)
We had time to do the egg and spoon racing (using cadbury's cream eggs and a teaspoon in a tag-team format).
During the pow-wow I brought up the library and the idea of a scavenger hunt. They loved the idea.
We then had a few minutes for singing. They chose Found a Peanut again. I really need to teach them some new songs!!
Overall though they were all really happy tonight and seemed to have fun. Flatteringly when they asked if I was coming on Brownie camp with them (of course I am!) they cheered at the 'yes'.
Oh - I got a new trumpet mute today too which I have spent some time playing with. It gives you a twenties sound... To me this is fun!