Today I want to share a great idea for your Junior music badge. Instead of a typical meeting where you work on badge requirements turn it into a party.
I will give you the ideas for the food and drinks, along with a few of the activities we did with the badge. I also made labels that I printed on white card stock and glued to color card stock for the labels of food on tables. Feel free to print and use for your next party.
First I purchased a few things from Oriental Trading for the party. We wanted all the tables to be covered with colorful table clothes which you will see in many of the pictures. I bought the 12 pack of multi colors and they worked great. Check them out here
Secondly for the cupcakes we wanted something a little more unique then the typical cupcake cover. So we purchased the multi color cupcake stands and laid them out on table. Now I would say by far these are a must for such a unique party. Check them out on oriental here
While I was ordering Oriental I saved myself a trip to the party store and also purchased all the plates, napkins, and silverware right from oriental. The quality was great and price was what I would expect. I bought different colors for each thing so it added to the multi color of the event. check out the wide variety click here
Food For Party
Use the labels to the right just print them and glue to colorful card stock. Below is a description of each of the labels
- Chips (Treble Clef Chips)
- Cupcakes (Musical Jam Cupcakes)
The cupcakes were made by a Girl who use to be in our Girl Scout troop (graduated) she did a amazing job!
- Punch (Musical Fuel)
You could do punch or water or soda
- Veggies (Classical Music Veggies)
Lay out the fruit in colorful way
- Fruit (A Xylophone of Fruit)
Lay out the fruit so it looks like a Xylophone
- Fruit loops/Cheerios (Whole Notes)
I used individual containers for each child so there was not cross handling of fruit loops and cheerios
- Pizza (Rhythm Pizza)
- Blank heart design
use this for whatever you want we had extra brownies come in so used the label for that.
See the pictures below of how we set up the tables…
Fun Music Activities
Fun With Duct Tape
You could make just about anything with duct tape and you can do it using musical note designed tape to keep with the theme of your event and badge work, Here is one type you can get right from Amazon: Printed Duct Tape, Musical Notes
Now what do you make? That can be just about anything. I have put together a board on pinterest with a pile of craft ideas using Duct Tape. Check out the Duct Tape Pinterest Board
Make a Harmonica (using popsicle sticks)
What you need:
- 2 Popsicle Sticks (I recommend the wide ones)
- 2 Rubber Bands (I recommend grabbing som string as well)
- A strip of paper the same size as the Popsicle Stick
- 2 toothpicks cut the width or just wider than the Popsicle Stick
Putting it together:
- Put the paper strip in between the 2 popsicle sticks. Then wrap the rubber band around one end until it is very snug. If you want to use the string tie that as well after rubber band is put on. Slide the toothpick to the inside of the rubber band that you just added. Then put the last toothpick at the other end of popsicle sticks and wrap that side with the rubber band. Now you are ready to use your new harmonica.
Something I found online the girls enjoyed was the Note Worksheet. I explained to the girls that music is made by playing a combination of different sounds in an arranged pattern. These sounds are called notes, and last for different amounts of time depending on how they are arranged. Print the sheet below and do with your girls.
What do we do after your Junior girls complete the badge?
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, date and troop leader. Click here to get a complete set of Girl Scout Junior badge and journey certificates.
More Resources For My Leader Readers
I get asked a lot what other resources are out there on the internet for Leaders. I have done some digging over the years and have used many of the resources myself. I compiled a list of some great companies that sell patches, programs and also other bloggers offering amazing resources that may fit your needs even better than my site did. Checkout what I found.
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