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Detective Activity Booklet


This activity booklet was designed to fulfill the requirements for the Junior Detective badge or can be used by frontier girl leaders to earn similar badges.

This booklet will have activities that are hands on to keep the girls engaged while earning badge and learning about what a detective does every day as part of their job. These activities include practicing using observation, doing detective science, decoding communication, and learning more about fingerprints. With step by step activities, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. These activities were designed to fulfill the requirements for the detective badge for Juniors.

Activities Include:

  1. Observation skills – Includes three Observation activities both as a group and individual observation activities.
  2. Decoding Communication- Learn morse code and make a morse code bracelet.
  3. Fingerprinting like a detective  – discover your own fingerprints, make art with finger prints, and learn what type of finger prints you have.
  4. Detectives use science – investigate who was the writer of a document and what was used to write it using Ink Chromatography.
  5. Using clues solve a mystery – Solve a puzzle mystery using all the skills developed during other activities.

Do you need more ideas on this topic? Gain even more free ideas to teach your girls more about being a super sleuth just like a real detective, click here.


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