As a Daisy leader your girls are probably working on their Daisy Petals and leaves. There are 4 leaves your girls can earn: Daisy Talk it Up, Making Choices, Money Counts, and Count It Up Leaves. The leaves for the Daisies will help your girls learn more about money, how to be smart with their money exploring wants and needs, being a leader during Girl Scout Cookie Season by deciding what to spend cookie money on, goal setting and more. This post will give you a few ideas to incorporate into your leaf earning activities. But first I will share the activity booklet I put together that has everything you need to earn all 4.
Daisy Talk it Up, Making Choices, Money Counts, and Count It Up Leaf Activity Booklet
Before jumping into a few ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Daisy Talk it Up, Making Choices, Money Counts, and Count It Up Leaf Activity Booklet to fulfill the requirements for the Daisy Leaves. This booklet has everything you need to earn all 4 leaves for Daisies.
While earning Making Choices and Money Count leaves your girls will learning more about what money is and how you can use it to buy what you need and want. They will learn about the best things to spend money on and making the right choice by investigating what the difference is between our wants and needs. While earning the Talk it up and Count it up leaves they will explore how to spend money they earn during cookie sales and how to use money to help others, and inspire customers to do the same. With a step by step activities, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. Learn more and get yours today!
- You may also be interested in the Daisy Petal Fairy Garden Adventure which has everything you need to fulfill all 10 Daisy petals and flower center: Click here to get your booklet
Fun Daisy Leaf Activities
Talk It Up:
What you need: 5 red cups each labeled 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent and $1, play money templates, your own play money or real money.
How to play: Place the five cups labeled with amounts of money on one side of room. Divide your girls into two groups and give each group a cup of mixed coins and dollar bills same amount in each cup. On go the first girl on each team would reach into cup and pull out a random coin or dollar and run across room and put in the correct cup, then run back and tag next girl to go. Until all the money was gone. The team that sorts them all first is the winner.
Count It Up: Cookie Dancing Fun
This is a great activity to get to know more about the Girl Scout Cookies. You will need to cut out a large picture of each type of cookie you have in your area, and music to play during game.
How to Play: Put the cookies in playing area in a large circle. Start playing the music. The girls dance around the floor, NOT touching the cookies, until the music stops. When the music stops, each girl stands on a cookie. When the music starts again, the girls start dancing and the leader removes a cookie. When the music stops the next time, some girls will have to share a cookie. This is to show how we can all share and be friends! Continue removing cookies when the music is playing until there is just one cookie left. Now all of the girls have to share just one cookie. To do this they may need to put just the toes of one foot on the cookie. If one person stands in the middle of the cookie, this is not sharing as there won’t be enough room for everyone. We all need to share!
Money Counts: Crack the Code
I found this resource online a few years back and the girls loved it. Grab your crayons and have fun coloring and uncovering the image, while learning more about coins. Click here to print image
Saving Money Piggy Bank
Have each girl design and color their personal piggy bank savings bank, so they can save for something they want or trip they want to go on. Here is a great set of 12 you can get for your troop.
Making Choices: Who Can We Help?
Even Daisies can be leaders! Talk to your girls about what it be like to be hungry, not having the basic things we need such as wearing shoes that fit, clothes that are not to small. Talk to girls about ways they can help others. Have them brainstorm who they can help in neighborhood, organization, family whoever. Then plan to do a collection and donate to the grouAsk the girls to imagine what they feel like when they are hungry. Is it a good feeling? How do they feel if they are wearing shoes that are too small-can they run and play like they do if they are wearing shoes that fit?
Talk about children who may be lacking in the basics that the girls take for granted. How can they help?
List their ideas and vote on one to work on. Inform the parents that for the next meeting you will collecting items for the organization the girls want to donate to. Remember to contact them prior to the meeting so they do not forget.
What do we do after your girls complete the activities?
Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it! Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader. Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.
Garden Fairy Adventure Kit
A family of 10 garden fairies are on a mission to teach your girls good values to live by. Your girls will go on a garden adventure helping their fairy friends plant their flowers, water their gardens, and learn how to put their values into action one activity at a time. Everything is planned for you, just gather the supplies and enjoy running your meeting. Learn more and get yours today.
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