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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Newspaper Night

Tonight at Brownies we had a Newspaper Night.

After a very quick game of dodgeball to make use of the big hall we had tonight (which is usually used by the Guides), we began making plant pots from newspaper, then planting seeds.

They had a choice of pansy seeds, marigold seeds and tomato seeds. I think they all chose flowers, which is worth remembering for next time.

We then played games (run by my YL) using newspaper.

In the first game my YL made up a story about a shopping trip. The girls (split into four teams) had to find what she wanted to buy in their newspaper pages... it could be words or pictures. The first example was 'make-up', which stumped them. Not one of them thought of ripping out the words 'make' and 'up'!

They enjoyed it.

The next game was a shapes game. YL called out shapes she wanted ripped out of the newspaper with a time limit. They then had to bring their best shapes up and she judged a winner with an overall team winner at the end.

At the end of the evening, four girls forgot their flowers, so I have some gardening to do this week to get the seeds germinating for them.

Incidentally - we have also done our garden veg plot tonight - I will photograph it as I think it'll be lovely when it grows. We'll have a 'before' and 'after' shot if I take one now.


Jen said...

Ooh, I like! How did you make the plant pots?

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Sounds like fun

TopChamp said...

Fold a sheet (as in a double page cut down the middle) of newspaper in half lengthways.

Get a loo roll middle.

Wrap the paper round the loo roll leaving a bit poking over the end.

Scrunch up and twist then tuck in the overhanging bit.

Slide the newspaper off the loo roll middle.


There's a cool origami version but there was no need to do it as they enjoyed the simplicity of this.

Mrs Successful said...

We could do with a 'Brownies' for pensioners! xx

Travis Cody said...

Those sound like some fun games!