Monday 10 May – 1970s Week

We started this week by welcoming a new Brownie, Sophie who has transferred over from another local Brownie group due to scheduling conflicts. Sophie actually lives next door to Buttercup so she knew at least one friendly face and a few other Brownies from school! A massive Brownie hello and welcome to Sophie! Though the Brownies could be excused for not recognizing the Leaders this week as we all wore funny royal family masks!

This week was 1970s week which was again divided into 3 challenges (craft activities) although we were only celebrating one significant date in history from this decade – The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. We started off with a short video showing clips from around the UK of the Silver Jubilee celebrations and admired how pretty the Queen looked in her lovey pink frock. We then played a special game of Royal Dobble. We play the game on PowerPoint and each round is a new slide; each slide has 2 circles of objects next to each other and the Brownies have 15 seconds to find the one object that is in both circles.

Activity Craft 1 – We made a peg doll Queen!  The girls had a variety of felt, ribbon and stick on gems and had free reign to make their wooden clothes peg into a Queen. We shared a picture of Daffodil’s sample to give them an idea but it was really do whatever they like.  All looked fantastic, complete the sashes and crowns.

Activity Craft 2.  This was done during break and the girls made a crown to wear on their heads.  They had basic instructions on how to make a crown from a blank piece of card but could decorate it however they liked.  We came back from break wearing our crowns and had a poll to vote for the best one.  Well done Sophie who received 40% of the vote for her lovely star decorated crown.

Activity Craft 3.  We had a queen, we had a crown and now we needed a guard to look after both. Our last craft was to make our version of a Queen’s Guard complete with bearskin hat, red tunic and shiny buttons. These were very easy to make and turned out wonderful.

This week’s time-filler games included the ever popular: Virtual Hide and Seek, Izzy Whizzy, instant scavenger hunt and we finished off with a memory/repeat game. Our last celebration of the 70s was a slide of Buttercup and Snowdrop as babies who were born in the 1970s!

That’s it for now – Group 2 next week.

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