It is that time of year where we are so busy shopping, baking and spending time with our families and friends that sometimes planning for holiday events for our troops can be stressful, but this post is full of ideas to make that planning a little easier on you and you can just enjoy spending time with your girls.
While we all love earning badges to put on the front of our vest. It is just as much fun to participate in events, activities, and programs to earn fun patches for the back of our vest.
Nursing Home Caroling
Take your girls and their beautiful voices to one of your local nursing homes and brighten the day of the residents by singing some jolly holiday tunes. If you have never done caro
Many of us love to put on a Christmas party for our girls, with games, activities, food and songs. If you are struggling to get all the planning done be sure to check out the 12 Days Of Christmas Party Activity Booklet that has everything you need to have a amazing holiday party with your girls. Then to celebrate that amazing holiday party get a fun patch to put on the back of each girls vest as well. Holiday Party Fun Patch
Are you looking for some games for your party? Check out these 11 printable festive activity books that would be perfect as an ice breaker activity or fun take home item after a troop meeting!
A fun way to celebrate Christmas with your troop is to sign up for a Christmas Parade in your area. Depending on the size of your troop you could pair up with your Service unit and have one float for all the girls in your area. Have everyone bring Christmas Decorations to the loading spot an hour before parade starts and have fun decorating the float. Additionally you could have girls bring bags of candy to hand out to kids watching the parade. Now that you have been in your local Christmas Parade. Add a fun patch to your vest. Christmas Parade Fun Patch
If your girls are interested in helping collect money to help others as a bell ringer. The funds raised in each community are dedicated to best serve the people in that community who are recovering from many kinds of personal disasters. Here is the link for the Salvation Army where you can find out how to volunteer in your area. Bell Ringing Fun Patch
Christmas Adopt a Family
One of the most thoughtful things you can do during the Christmas season is to a adopt a family in need. It could be someone that goes to your local church, or you can contact your local shelter to get the name and information about a family in your community.
Have your girls each bring in one thing to wrap and give to that family. We have even done a gently used toy drive to help a family with kids who can’t afford to buy for their children at Christmas. The girls can go home and find one toy that is in good to great condition that they want to give to some other little girl this holiday season. Christmas Adopt a Family Fun Patch.
Breakfast With Santa
I love having breakfast with Santa. Pretty much no matter where you look there is a local event with breakfast with Santa. This could be a fun activity to take your girls to just enjoy breakfast and a visit, or you could check with people having the event and see if they need some help serving or maybe the girls could do crafts to sell if the event has a craft sale as well.
Be sure to grab your patch to showcase that you got to enjoy a yummy breakfast with Mr Kringle himself! Get your Breakfast With Santa patch now!
This is one of the cutest Hanukkah fun patches around. I wanted to share because I know many of my readers do not celebrate Christmas and celebrate Hanukkah instead so I want to make sure I have ideas for everyone. With that said I have no experience or ideas myself around this holiday so I gathered everything I could find and compiled it into one easy reference Pinterest board for you.
Order your Hanukkah patch now! What a nice reminder of your celebration!
Do you know what Kwanzaa is? Kwanzaa is a celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas and lasts a week. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Learn more about this holiday with this fun bingo game which comes with 30 unique cards to use with your troop.
Order your Kwanzaa patch now! What a nice reminder of your celebration!
Now who does’t love making gingerbread houses? I know my girls always did and my son has enjoyed it the last few years as well. There are endless kits at stores you could buy which has everything you need. But since we are all crunched on money why not just go to dollar store buy graham crackers, frosting, and a pile of different candies and make one from scratch. Your girls will have a blast I promise!
Remember your yummy creation by ordering your Gingerbread house patch here!
Need More Games?
Santa loves spreading Christmas Cheer and so do his elves. In this activity booklet become Santa’s elves and help search Santa’s sack, deliver packages, spread Christmas cheer to the less cheery, and together write a Christmas story to share with family and friends to continue passing on the amazing Christmas Cheer Santa and his elves do every year! All you need to do is print and gather the supplies and your party is ready to go. Get your booklet here.
To continue on with the theme of the 12 days of Christmas use the 12 days of Christmas my leader brought to me activity booklet. Using the popular song 12 days of Christmas, each part of the song has a game or activity to go with it. For example “On the First Day Of Christmas my leader gave to me…Three Candy Canes” and it is adaptable to every grade level so great for multi-level troops.
Plan your troops Christmas party with ease with the included 12 activities, a section with everything you need for each activity, and any additional templates required. All you need to do is print and gather the supplies and your party is ready to go. Get your booklet here.
This activity booklet has 3 very fun games all focused on Christmas. First play the 4 corner game which will have your girls running from one corner to the next, while laughing and getting to know each other. Then compete against one another to match 4 fall cards and be the fastest to win. Lastly play a game of Christmas bingo with 24 different images/words related to Christmas. Start playing with your troop now!
Do you need more for your party?
- 27 songs for Christmas Caroling
- Ornament Time Capsule and Reindeer Ear Awards
- 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Leaders Parents and Girls in Your Troop