5 Fun Activities To Do With Your Daisies To Earn The Friendly and Helpful Petal

As a Daisy Scout, your girls will have the opportunity to earn 10 flower petals, 4 leaves and the center of the flower. Each Petal representing a different value the girls should be living by. Today’s post is about the “Friendly and Helpful” petal.

There is no wrong way to earn the petal, but I want to share with you a pattern that I follow when working with girls on petals

  • Practice being friendly and helpful
  • Be Creative (Craft)
  • Get Moving (Game)
  • Put friendly and helpful into action (service project or real life experience)
  • Optionally: If I have a song that relates to the petal we will sing that as well.

Today I want to share a few ideas to get you started.

Petal Fairy Garden Adventure Activity Guide and Sticker Book

First I want to introduce you to the Petal Fairy Garden Adventure family, which are 10 flower fairies ready to help your Daisies earn their petals. Your girls will go on a garden adventure helping their petal fairy friends plant their fairy flowers, water their fairy gardens, and learn how to put the value into action one activity at a time.

Everything is planned for you all you have to do is gather the supplies listed at the top of each petal section and enjoy running your meeting. If you are looking for a fun new way to help your Daisies fulfill the requirements for the petals and flower center, check out the Daisy Petal Fairies Leader Booklet and Activity Booklets for each girl. There are a number of options to fit into your troops budget including printing leader booklets at home or have them mailed to your house, as well as options for girls activity booklets.  Learn more and get yours today!

Add a SWAP craft to your meeting

If you want to add a SWAP craft to your meeting while earning this petal. This kit is from one of my favorite websites for Girl Scout resources Makingfriends.com. It comes with everything you need to make 30 Daisy swaps. Click here to get your Daisy Friendly and Helpful SWAP

Other Fun Friendly and Helpful Activities

Friendly and Helpful Role Playing

A way to practice being friendly and helpful is to role play scenarios of people being friendly and helpful.  Let the girls come up with their own scenarios as well, below are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Helping someone who is in a wheel chair
  • Comforting someone who has just lost their pet
  • Your friend drops her books how can you help her?
  • Role play different ways you can be helpful at home
  • How can you be helpful at school, helping your teacher.
  • New girl just started at school, how can you be friendly and helpful?
  • Your grandpa has groceries that need carried in from car
  • Your mom is planting a garden in backyard how can you help?

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

Great idea found on Pinterest making a helping hand flower bouquet

One of my all time favorite sites to visit is Using Resources Wisely. She is another amazing resource for you all to be sure to follow.  She shared 10 great ideas to help you earn the Friendly and Helpful Petal. Check them out here

Kaper Chart For Girls (Practice or putting into action)

What is a Kaper chart? A “kaper chart” is a tradition for dividing up troop responsibilities. A kaper chart indicates all the jobs available and who is responsible for each one. 

This is a great way for your girls to practice and be friendly and helpful. As part of your petal work have girls make the chart. Here is a unique kaper chart with a monkey theme. Directions to make Kaper Chart.   If you want other ideas, also check out my Kaper Chart Pinterest board with over 250 ideas.

Daisy Scout Song

Take My Hand and Join the Fun Tune: London Bridge
motion: girls hold hands move in circle, then sing again go other direction
Take my hand and join the fun,
Join the fun, join the fun,
Take my hand and join the fun,
I’m a Daisy
Friendly and Helpful Daisy Petal
Girls all picked up brooms and helped clean up at end of meeting, everyone wanted to be friendly and helpful.

What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (Game)

I found this on amazon a while back and let me tell you its a great way to get your girls talking, it has amazing scenarios to work through, there are many cards that will fit into the other GS Laws as well, so make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific law you are working on. Get yours here: What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game

What do we do after your Daisy girls complete the petal?

Well of course give them the petal 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, date and troop leader.  Click here to get a complete set of Girl Scout Daisy Petal and Leaf certificates.

Petal Fairy Fun Patches 

You are going to love these cute adorable fun patches to put on the back of your girl’s vest. There is a different fairy for each of the Girl Scout Laws. I partnered with a amazing company Advantage Emblems and they are producing and shipping the patches. You can buy them individually or as a complete set. Here are the links:

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