Friday, January 20, 2012

Responsible for What I Say and Do



Daisy Scouts had an important lesson today on being Responsible for What they Say and Do, their orange petal. We started with our story from the Daisy Guide about the flower character Mari. We talked about doing our chores and if we say we are going to do something we do it.

The girls all made a paper doll of themselves and brought that back to our circle where we had another story. This one was about the Paper Doll that I had. Her name was Ella and she was really looking forward to a great day but it didn't turn out so great. Kids said things to her that were not very nice and each time that happened in the story we crumpled part of the paper doll. The girls were shocked to see me scrunching my doll and tearing off her leg. But then Ella's day got better, people apologized and were nice to her. We began to tape her leg back on and straighten out her crinkles. We talked about how our words can hurt a person's spirit inside. Even though we apologize or maybe think what we say is not very hurtful, things we say can hurt a person and leave marks on them.

Remember the story, The Boy Who Cried Wolf? Perfect for teaching a lesson about being responsible for what you say! I even had a real life story of that happening in our house!

Erin was so excited to make the snack for today. She remembered it from a co-op class last session. She made the example butterfly from celery and then taught her friends how to put them together. She was very proud!

They are such a sweet little group of girls!

Perfect Ella, ready for a great day. But her friends made fun of her dress and her nails. 

 Even though they apologized, Ella still had marks on her from the unkind words.

Erin's celery butterfly.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Megan had such a great time! Thank you for teaching our girls such an important lesson. http://momastery.com/blog/2012/01/18/for-adam/ a blog post I read about teaching our kids this exact same thing. It's good...get a tissue!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I'm a Daisy leader and would love to use this idea. Would you mind sharing where you got the template for the paperdoll?