Monday 9 November – All Aboard!

Buttercup and Daffodil were back on the crazy Brownie Bus this week but will lots of new travellers from Group 2! The Brownies decided it wasn’t too late to play Halloween Dobble so we had a quick game of this while waiting for everyone to arrive.  After our last stranglers had arrived and we found out what everyone had had for their tea (and was it “tea” or was it “dinner”) we made a start.

As per last week, our programme was a combination of The Brownie Bus UMA and Reflect Skills Builder – Stop the Bus!  We went on a virtual trip around our community. The Brownies suggested places to visit in their community such as school, park, shops, Lincoln Castle, Belton House etc.  We then went on the bus and completed different actions depending on where we stopped.  We had fun pretending to be bounced around on a crazy bus ride (driven by Daffodil with Buttercup as the conductor). Stops included the pool with swimming actions, doctors – rubbing our sore tummies, coffee shop – drinking and so. We then switched it around by hopping back on the bus to find a place that matched a description such as “Somewhere you can rest”.  Snowdrop was the conductor this time round and the Brownies shouted out the answers, coffee shop, library, park etc.  Daffodil was a little thrown though when she couldn’t find the PowerPoint slide we’d used last week for our game but we muddled through!

We had 5 minutes before break, so did a monster beetle drive.  The Brownies had to draw a monster but they could only draw individual characteristics based on the roll of a dice; so, No 1 = draw an eye, No 3 = draw a body etc.  We had some crazy looking 2 headed, 2 mouthed monsters at the end!  Our break activity was to draw a map of their community; it had to include their home and school plus 3 other places but the rest was up to their imagination and how much detail they wanted to put in.  Everyone brought back their maps to show and tell after break, the Brownies did brilliantly, capturing their communities perfectly.

We had a quick-fire scavenger hunt round. Buttercup had 34 different scavenger hunt cards, so the Brownie took turns to pick a number between 1 – 34 and whatever was on the card, is what we had to find. We had some easy ones: something fabric, something smooth and some slightly trickier ones: something silver, something bumpy but our favourite was “something you love” with lots of parents being dragged to monitors to be shown off! As per Group 1’s Brownies last week, the girls really enjoyed this version of the scavenger hunt.

Our last programme activity was the Cycling Says UMA. We discussed the ABC Bike Check Rule – Air in your tyres, Brakes and Chain before playing a game which reinforce the safety rules of cycling. Helmets on and off we went. Buttercup shouted out the key words and we had to do the action. For example: Rule – Wear a Cycle Helmet, Word – helmet, Action – put your hands on your head and so on.  Daffodil had added some extra activities for this week’s group to incorporate the ABC Bike Check rule so for Air, we had to mime pumping up our tyres and for Chain we mimed oiling our chain and so on.   We had another round of beetle drive, this time to draw a mystery building before finishing off with another quick scavenger hunt round.  We said our Promise and Law together (as we’d forgotten to do it at the start!).  Photos of our meetings have been uploaded.

That’s it! Group 1 will be meeting next week.  See you then.

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