Meeting 4: All Creatures, Great and Special
GOAL: Girls begin to explore how animals, like people, are unique, including in the ways they communicate and move.
SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES
- A picture of a cheetah
- Art materials (crayons, markers, paper, glue, etc.)
- Assorted craft materials
- Team Animal Mural
- Birdbath Awards (one for each girl)
- Construction paper or thin cardboard
- Three ring binder
- Animal pictures
- Art materials (glue sticks, scissors, hole punch, crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.)
- Robin the girls made or any image of a robin
- Team Birdbath
Opening Ceremony: Animals Around the World (Cheetah: Kenya) (p. 51)
- Gather Daisies in a circle and have a small discussion on cheetahs and show them what a cheetah looks like.
- Invite the girls to create a cheetah for their Team Animal Mural. Give the girls the option to draw or make as many cats as they wish, big and little.
Earning the Birdbath Award
- Have Daisies come together in a circle and inform them that they have earned their Birdbath Award!!!
- Have girls go around in a circle and say one way they can care for animals and one way they can care for themselves.
Complete the ceremony by giving each girl a Birdbath Award.
Get Creative: Fantastical Animals Flip Book (p. 54)
- Introduce this team-building art activity by reminding the girls that all animals are special in their own way, just like people.
- Ask the girls if they know what unique means and have a small discussion.
- Inform Daisies that they will team up to make a flip book of unique animal.
Busy Squirrels Song and Dance (p. 56)
- Get the Daisies up and moving. Introduce the song by singing or chanting it yourself while imitating a squirrel searching, digging and storing nuts for winter.
- Invite each girl to choose an animal to use in a new version of the song. After each girl has had a chance to imitate an animal, have them review all the animals’ needs and discuss how they might provide them.
- Remember, telling stories through song and dance gives the girls some practice toward their Red Robin Award.
- Bring out the paper mache robin the girls created during the first session.
- Gather them around their Team Birdbath and let them know the red robin is a symbol of how they will fly out, to teach others about the importance of caring for animals.