We started off by decorating paper bags with their names in both Roman characters and hieroglyphics.
We made an awesome cut and paste project so that the girls could see all five regions of WAGGGS on the map, as well as the phrase "Education is in our hands."
We also made a Benin Flag hat craft with a pipe cleaner and some pony beads. Some girls couldn't get all five rows (you have to start perfectly to get that to happen) but were more than happy to get four!
We also had the girls make a box of wonder. They put their wonderings on strips of paper, so they don't forget their questions. The boxes are white wedding favour boxes I found at the dollar store. We had them colour them, then put the boxes together.
While we were getting our Mendhi done (we bought cones from Edmonton - we only needed three of their pre-prepared cones of henna), we had the other girls create fairies out of clothespins, felt and sequins.
For the Mendhi we gave all the girls the WAGGGS logo on their hands. More embellishment was given to leaders, Pathfinders and the Rangers.
Se we earned the WAGGGS badge while we were at Thinking day.
For WAGGGS badge activities we:
1. Made our box of wonderings and talked about continuing learning.
2. Had a Nurse (female STEM worker) come in an talk to the girls about continuing with
math and science, as well as other Nursing careers.
3. Talked about the difference between formal and non-formal education.
For this we also had the girls make up a game to teach something they'd ordinarily learn in school.
4. We made up two posters - what they would see in a Good school and then for Bad school.
All in all, it was pretty fun and the girls seemed to learn a lot and have a good time. I'm stopping by the church this morning to find my first aid kit (accidentally left it behind) as well as take some pictures of the posters I made for the event.