12 Fun Games And Activities To Earn The Brownie Pet Badge

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My girls enjoy playing games and doing crafts. While learning about pets I incorporated both when learning because it is a great way to reinforce the topic we are covering.

Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Pets Activity Booklet

Before jumping into a few ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use this Activity Booklet which will teach your girls about caring for your pet while keeping them happy and healthy using games and activities. With a step by step activities, you can’t ask for an easier way to run your meeting. Learn more and get yours today!


Can you clean you dish first

Get some bowls to represent doggy dishes and put Jell-O or pudding in these doggy dishes and have the kids kneel beside the dishes with their hands behind their backs and see who finishes first. Grab your camera this is going to be fun to watch.


Dog or Cat Relay

Put your girls into two teams and purchase cookie bones and cat toys. At go each girl must go to other end of track on all fours pick up a bone and eat it then run back to next person in line. Each girl must go, first team to finish wins. Added variety have girls bark as they take their turns, have them be cats and run down get cat toy and bat it all the back to next player who must then bat toy through course as well.


Dog Poo Pick Up

Give each girl a brown bag and throw candy tootsie rolls all over the play area. These tootsie rolls are now doggie poo. At go everyone must go around and clean up the meeting space of all the poo by putting it in their brown bags. The girl with the most candy wins.


Who Let the Dogs Bark?

You will need a tape recorder. Have each girl take a turn barking into a recorder or phone. Make sure you mark who’s voice is what. Then have girls guess who was barking.


Why Not Make Your Own Pet Frog

Do you remember when you were younger and you made your own pet rock? If so I bet your Brownies will love it to.  Here is a kit that has everything you need to make that pet rock with your girls Craft Rock Pets Frog. If you have all the paint you need and don’t want to spend any extra of your budget on a kit, then how about a field trip, if you live near a beach or creek you could take the girls on a field trip to pick out their own rocks.


Make a Doggy Treat

Our pets have to eat just like us. You can make a yummy treat for your pets or to take to an animal shelter. Many recipes you find are less than 5 ingredients which make them perfect for a group of 2nd and 3rd graders to make the treat.

Peanut Butter Cookies

You will need the following items

  • 4 cups of flower
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (I would recommend creamy)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cookie cutters
  • Bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Roller

Before starting to put everything together make sure to preheat the oven to 350F.

  1. In a mixing bowl put together the eggs, peanut butter and flour and mix them up.
  2. Now start adding the water until you see the ingredients starting to get wet so you can roll out all of it as dough.
  3. Now roll out the dough and cut it out into shapes and put onto cookie sheets
  4. Cook the cookies for about 15 minutes.

If this recipe doesn’t work for you check out these other 24 amazing pet recipes with less than 5 ingredients in them.


Make Doggy Blankets

As a service project or as part of working on the badge you could set up time to go to your local animal shelter. As a added piece to your visit your girls could make a doggy blanket for some of the animals to have something soft to lay on. You could also work together and collect food and other supplies that your animal shelter needs. Make sure to contact your community animal shelter before making the trip.

For ready to make blankets get one of the fleece kits where its no sew but you tie them together. Amazon has some great ones to get you started.

Need some ideas on how to make the blanket, here are 4 to choose from


Songs to sing About Pets

Girls love singing songs so have some time singing about our pets. Maybe have girls come up with their own songs or change out cats and dogs to different pets in their lives.

Sung to: “Bingo”
I know a cat with perky ears,
And Kitty is her name-o.
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
And Kitty is her name-o.
She makes a sound and it’s “meow,”
And Kitty is her name-o.
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
And Kitty is her name-o.

(tune of She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain)
Oh, I have a little black and white dog. Ruff! Ruff!
Oh, I have a little black and white dog. Ruff! Ruff!
Oh, I have a little dog, I have a little dog,
Oh, I have a little black and white dog. Ruff! Ruff!
Oh, he always comes to meet me when I call. Here, boy…
Oh, he jumps up high to give me a big lick. Slurp, slurp…
Oh, I feed him crunchy dog food every day. Crunch, crunch

For more songs about pets.

Pet Fair

This would be a little homework before meeting. Have everyone pick a different pet, even if they don’t have that pet of their own. Give them a list of things to learn about that pet and bring it back to next meeting on a display board to share with everyone. I would recommend providing the display board for each girl and the questions to get answered so that everyones requirements are the same.

Ideas of questions to get you started:

  • Do you have one of these types of pets?
  • How much does it cost to take care of this pet?
  • What and how often does this pet eat?
  • Does this pet need or like human contact? How much or little?
  • How much space does this pet need?
  • Where does this pet sleep? And do they sleep during the night or day?
  • What is the energy level of this pet? Is that energy level compatible with our family?

What do we do after your girls complete the activities?

Do you know where to buy the Pets Badge for Brownies? You can get from your local council or buy directly from Girl Scouts website, here.

Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it!  Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader.  Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.