This meeting was actually a field trip! We focused on the Brownie Painter Legacy badge and the Junior Drawing Legacy badge. I planned and booked this trip all the way back in July. I didn't realize it would fall during parent/teacher conference! We had a few girls that were unable to attend.
Painter Legacy Badge
Step 1 - Get inspired
We visited a local art museum for the first part of this badge. The tour guide took us around the building and spoke to the girls about the different types of paintings. I was really impressed with how well he spoke to them. He kept it age appropriate and they understood what he was talking about.
This facility also offers tuition free art classes! When I booked the trip I sent a copy of the Painter requirements in the hopes we'd be able to get through a few, if not all of the steps. It didn't really work out that way, like at all, but the girls had a fun time regardless!
Step 3 - Paint a mood
The girls were given a pumpkin paper and eater colors to work with. They were able to choose how they wanted their pumpkin to look by mixing colors how they envisioned. I'm going to call this painting a mood.
We will have to make up steps two, four, and five another time! We'll also have to completely redo the Junior Drawing Legacy badge. The main thing is the girls enjoyed it!
We worked on the junior Musician badge for this meeting. We had a guest speaker teach the girls about music! The juniors earned their Musician badge and the daisies and brownies earned fun patches!
This meeting was chaotic, and the chaos started bright and early in the morning. We normally meet in our school cafeteria right after school gets out. This particular day was also the school carnival. The weather turned bad so everything had to be moved in. We were unable to have our meeting in the same spot. School had already started and I had the guest speaker lined up. I called around and a local church let us use their facility. We had to take trips back and forth to transport all the girls from the school to the church. Of course it was pouring down rain! It was all very exciting.
Step 1 - Explore how music is made
Our guest speaker, Heidi, brought in different instruments and spoke in length to the girls about them. She played each one and talked about what musical family they belonged in.
Step 2 - Travel around the world of music
This step was a lot of fun. I played pop songs from three different countries. We listened to the Macarena and learned the dance moves! We also listened to Gangnam Style and Zou Bisou Bisou.
Step 3 - Check out the music in your life
Heidi is a retired band director. She spoke to the girls about conducting and even taught them how to do it! She brought in big Mickey Mouse gloves and some of the girls got to wear them while conducting.
Step 4 - Make your own music
For this step the girls made their own musical instruments. They took two paper plates and put dried beans between them. The plates were stapled and the girls could decorate them as they wanted. It got real loud real quick!