Did you know that January is National Get Organized month? Why not encourage your Brownies to do their “My Space” or “No More Mess” interest badges this month?
January 5 – 9 is Women’s Self Empowerment week – a great time to fit the “Girl Empower” national challenge into your first meeting of the new year.
January 24 – 28 is No Name Calling Week – the “Girls United” national challenge would fit perfectly here.
Some fun dates this month are:
Jan 13: Rubber Duckie day. A duck themed meeting would be fun for Sparks: play duck – duck – goose , make a “ squeaky duck ”, sing “ Six Little Ducks”, hide a rubber duck somewhere in the meeting space and see if they can find it, make duck feet and have a waddle race… there are lots of fun ideas for this theme! How does this fit with the program? The Exploring and Experimenting keeper has an animal component, and a duck theme would work here (you don’t need to do exactly what the book says!)
Jan 16: Appreciate a Dragon day. What a perfect time to start working on the “Zoe’s Trek Around the World” national challenge! Zoe’s first stop is in Beijing, China, and activities in the challenge could include: perform a dragon dance with your unit for the active option, your creative option could be to make a Chinese Dragon craft, and read “ The Four Dragons ” folk tale as your cultural option. This would cover part of the World Around Me Spark keeper, part of the Brownie Keys to the Arts and to My Community. Guides – Beyond You: Discover Your Community, Discovering You: Discover Your Creativity.
Jan 17: Kid Inventors day . Science themed meetings are always a lot of fun. Why not check out the “Science in a Box” kit, available from your District Commissioner.
Jan 24: Global Belly Laugh day. Did you know that even just looking forward to having a good laugh can boost your immune system and reduce stress? Plan a meeting with lots of jokes, fun games and silly songs. Get your heart rate up while playing and laughing. Fulfill parts of the Spark Being Healthy keeper, the Brownie Key to Active Living and the Guide Discovering You: Staying Fit and Healthy badge.
Jan 31: Inspire Your Heart with Art day. Plan a field trip to your local Art Gallery or museum. Have an artist visit your meeting. Go on a public art scavenger hunt. Try a type of art that you have never tried before. Food sustains you as a human. Art inspires you to be divine. Take time to appreciate art!