We ran into a circle, then went around, asking where everyone was from. We then scooted over to our trusty World Map (please, find a map that isn't a Mercator Map). We marked where all the girls came from, the four world centres, our town, and the country we'd be studying today - Belize!
Belize is awesome. It's tiny, with a great set of Girl Guides who work there. We showed the girls pictures of the coast of Belize, as well as pictures of Girl Guides there.
We then set up the girls at a table, gave them five rocks each and handed out glitter glue - they were going to make their own set of the Five Marias Game - it's a pretty common game in Central America. A player gets five small rocks. They throw the first in the air, pick up a rock from the ground and then catch the falling rock. Continue until you're throwing four and picking up the fifth. The girls decorated theirs with glitter glue, then picked up five stones and a partner to try the game out!
While Emerald was supervising the glittering of rocks, I made some more Fry Jacks. We had these at our New Year's sleepover this year, and they were a great hit.
After the girls had eaten their snack, we cleaned up, and then I set up two logs in the middle of our meeting place. The girls took turns, two at a time, to move the boards from one side to another.
We had time at the end, so we played a make believe you are an animal in the rainforest of Belize game. Jaguars, monkeys, toucans, iguanas and butterflies roamed our meeting room until it was time to get home!