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12 Pompom Activities for Your Girl Scout Troop!


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Are you stuck in a rut and in need of some activity ideas to fill time during your Girl Scout troop meetings? Look no further! Today, we're going to explore 12 fun and engaging activities that you can do with your troop using a supply that most troops have on hand - pom poms!

Pom poms are versatile, colorful, and perfect for sparking creativity and imagination. They can be used in a wide range of activities that are sure to keep your girls entertained and actively engaged. Whether you're looking for team-building exercises, arts and crafts projects, or even some friendly competition, these 12 ideas will help you make the most out of those pom poms in your supply closet.

1. Pom Pom Relay Race

Divide the girls into teams and have them race to transfer pom poms from one end of the room to the other using only spoons

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2. Don't Pick the Dirty Snowball

This is perfect for engaging your Girl Scout troop in a fun and suspenseful game. All you need is black and white pom poms

Here's how to play:
1. Gather the girls in a circle and place all the white pompoms (one for each girl) and the dark-colored pompoms (representing dirty snowballs) in a bag or container.

2. Mix up the pompoms in the bag.

3. The leader starts by taking the bag and going around the circle, with each girl taking turns to pick a pompom without looking.

4. If a girl picks a white pompom, she remains standing. If she picks a dark-colored pompom (representing a dirty snowball), she sits down.

5. Continue going around the circle until all the pompoms have been drawn.

6. The girl who ends up with the last remaining white pompom is the winner of the game!

3.Pom Pom War

Get ready for an epic Pom Pom War! This exhilarating activity will bring out the competitive spirit and energy in your Girl Scout troop. 

Here's how to play:
1. Start by dividing the room or designated area with tape on the floor, a string, or chairs, creating two sides. Ensure that each side has an equal number of girls, dividing them into teams.

2. Distribute a large number of pom poms of any color or size across the floor, either spread out or in cups for each girl to start with an equal amount.

3. Ready, set, throw! Count down from 3, and then let the girls start throwing the pom poms across to the opposite side. Leaders can set a predetermined time limit for the game.

4. When the time is up, it's clean-up time! Cleaning up the pom poms can be challenging, so make it fun by turning it into a game. Challenge the girls to see who can collect the most pom poms within a given time. This friendly competition will make the clean-up process more exciting and enjoyable.

5. The side with the least amount of pom poms on their side at the end of the game is the winner!

4. Pom Pom Sisters

Perfect for larger groups, this activity will encourage teamwork and friendship within your Girl Scout troop. 

Here's how to play:
1. Determine the number of groups that can be formed based on the number of different colored pom poms you have. Each group should have the same number of members.

2. Place the different colored pom poms in a bag or container. Instruct the girls to draw a pom pom but keep it a secret until the game starts.

3. Once the game starts, explain to the girls that their task is to find their Pom Pom Sisters, who will have the same color pom pom as them.

4. Encourage the girls to walk around and interact with each other, trying to find other girls with the same colored pom pom as theirs. Once they find their Pom Pom Sisters, they can form a group.

5. Groups can be formed with pairs, trios, or more, depending on the number of girls in your troop and the number of different colored pom poms available.

6. The game is successfully completed when all the girls have found their Pom Pom Sisters and are part of a group.

5. Pom Pom Blow Race

The Pom Pom Race is a fun and exciting activity that requires minimal supplies - just plastic straws and pom poms. 

How to Play:

  1. Girls will use their straws to blow the pom poms across a designated finish line within a minute. 

The distance of the finish line can be adjusted based on the age of the players to ensure an appropriate challenge. Get ready for an epic race against time!

6. Pom Pom Sorting Relay

Create a sorting game using different colored pom poms, and challenge the girls to sort them into matching colored cups or bowls. 

7. Catch the Pom Pom

Pair up the girls and give one girl an empty cup while the other girl gets 10 pom poms.

How to play:

  1.  The objective is for the girl with the pom poms to throw them to her partner, who must try to catch as many as she can. 
  2. The team with the most caught pom poms wins! 

Remember to switch roles so both girls have a chance to throw and catch. It's a fun and engaging activity that will keep everyone entertained. Enjoy the game!

8. Clothespin Caterpillars

One fun and easy craft activity to do with pom poms is making Clothespin Caterpillars. This activity is cute and colorful.

Materials needed:
- Pom poms of various colors and sizes
- Clothespins
- Wiggle eyes
- Pipe cleaners

How to make:
1. Start by opening the clothespin and attaching a pom pom to the top wooden part of the clothespin using glue or a hot glue gun. This will be the caterpillar's head.

2. Attach wiggle eyes to the front of the pom pom to give your caterpillar some personality.

3. Select different-colored pom poms for the caterpillar's body. Attach them one by one, stacking them on top of each other, along the rest of the clothespin.

4. To make the caterpillar's antennas, cut a small piece of pipe cleaner and attach it to the top of the clothespin behind the head.

5. Repeat the process with more clothespins and pom poms to create multiple caterpillars in various colors and patterns.

6. Let the glue dry completely.

9. Wiggle Worm Puppets

Looking for a fun and interactive craft activity using pom poms? How about making Wiggly Worm Puppets! This craft is perfect for unleashing your troop's creativity and imagination. 

10. Pom Pom Shooter

Looking for an exciting DIY activity that will get your troop moving and laughing? How about making homemade pom pom shooters or pom pom launchers? This hands-on project will be a hit with your girls, and they’ll have a blast using their creations.

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!