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Fun Fall Adventures: Exciting Activities for Your Girl Scout Troop
Time to read 5 min
Time to read 5 min
Are you ready for a fun and tasty challenge? Get ready to participate in the ultimate Corn Race! Here's what you'll need: bananas and candy corn.
Here's how to play:
1. Hand each player a peeled banana and a bag of candy corn.
2. Set a timer for one minute, and let the race begin!
3. The goal is to push the candy corn into the banana, arranging them to make it look like a corn on the cob.
Visit a local apple orchard and allow the girls to pick their own apples. Not only will they enjoy being outdoors, but they can also learn about the apple-picking process and the importance of supporting local farms. Don't forget to sample some delicious apple treats too!
This hands-on project allows you to explore different textures and colors of seeds and grains while creating beautiful artwork. Here's how you can get started:
1. Gather a variety of seeds and grains, such as dried beans, rice, sunflower seeds, and even nutshells. Get creative with your choices!
2. Cut a piece of paper, poster board, or any other solid material into your desired size and shape.
3. Lightly sketch a picture or design on your material, determining the sections you want to fill with seeds.
4. Squeeze some white glue inside a small shape and work on one section at a time.
5. Use your finger or a paintbrush to spread the glue evenly within the shape.
6. Fill the shape with the chosen seeds or grains, allowing their unique textures and colors to shine through.
7. Keep filling one shape at a time until your entire design is complete.
8. For small seeds or grains, you can use a small spoon to carefully place them within the shape for more precision.
9. Allow the glue to dry completely before moving or handling the artwork.
10. Once the glue is dry, gently tilt the picture to remove any excess seeds or grains that didn't adhere.
11. Remember, you can create any type of open space or fall-inspired picture with this technique. Let your imagination run wild!
Looking for another fantastic fall activity to add to your Girl Scout troop's agenda? Consider the Blowing Leaves Relay, a fun and engaging relay race that celebrates teamwork and breath control. Here's how you can organize this exciting game:
1. Gather Supplies: For the Blowing Leaves Relay, you'll need a large open space, lightweight leaves, and a designated target line and starting line that are a suitable distance apart.
2. Set Up the Race: Mark the starting line, and a few feet away, place the target line using cones or markers. Each team will line up behind the starting line, with equal numbers of participants on each side.
3. Explain the Rules: Divide the troop into teams and explain the rules of the relay. Each player will take turns walking to the target line and back to the starting line while keeping a leaf in the air using only their breath. They can place the leaf on their mouth and blow gently to keep it airborne. If the leaf falls, they have to start from where they left off.
4. Ready, Set, Go! Once everyone understands the rules, it's time to start the relay! On your signal, the first player from each team walks to the target line, keeping their leaf in the air. Once they reach the target line, they turn around and head back, handing the leaf to the next player in line. The relay continues until all team members have completed the course.
5. Celebrate the Winners: Once all teams have finished, come together to celebrate the winning team and recognize the efforts of all the participants. You can award medals, ribbons, or simply revel in the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie achieved during the relay.
here's a fall bucket list with 50 ideas:
1. Jump in a pile of leaves.
2. Go apple picking at an orchard.
3. Visit a pumpkin patch and pick out pumpkins to decorate.
4. Carve or decorate pumpkins for Halloween.
5. Have a backyard cider and donut party.
6. Go on a nature scavenger hunt to find fall-themed items.
7. Have a movie night with fall-inspired films.
8. Make caramel apples.
9. Create leaf rubbings with colorful fallen leaves.
10. Bake pumpkin muffins or cookies.
11. Go on a family hike and enjoy the fall foliage.
12. Decorate your home with homemade fall crafts.
13. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows for s'mores.
14. Go on a hayride through a farm.
15. Paint a fall-themed picture using watercolors.
16. Make leaf garlands to hang around the house.
17. Build a scarecrow for your yard.
18. Collect pinecones and paint them in vibrant fall colors.
19. Visit a corn maze and solve the puzzle.
20. Go on a nature walk and collect different types of leaves.
21. Set up a fall-themed sensory bin with acorns, pinecones, and leaves.
22. Have a picnic in the park and enjoy the crisp air.
23. Make homemade pumpkin spice playdough.
24. Learn to knit or crochet a scarf.
25. Plant fall flowers or bulbs in your garden.
26. Make leaf-shaped crayons by melting old crayon pieces.
27. Play a game of touch football with family and friends.
28. Create a leaf collage using different shapes and colors.
29. Visit a local farm to see and learn about farm animals.
30. Have a themed costume party with friends or family.
31. Make homemade soup or chili using seasonal vegetables.
32. Go on a bike ride and enjoy the cool autumn breeze.
33. Have a family game night with fall-themed board games.
34. Explore a nearby forest or nature reserve.
35. Learn to make homemade apple cider.
36. Go on a camping trip and sleep under the stars.
37. Have a backyard camping adventure with a tent and sleeping bags.
38. Learn about and celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
39. Visit a local library and read autumn-themed books.
40. Create leaf-shaped sun catchers using colored tissue paper.
41. Make pinecone bird feeders and hang them in the yard.
42. Have a pumpkin-themed baking day and make pumpkin bread, muffins, and pie.
43. Decorate your windows with fall-themed window clings or stickers.
44. Go on a scenic train ride to enjoy the fall scenery.
45. Visit a local farmers market and try seasonal fruits and vegetables.
46. Host a fall-themed talent show with friends and family.
47. Have a leaf jumping contest to see who can jump the farthest.
48. Paint and decorate rocks to look like cute fall creatures.
49. Start a gratitude jar and write down things you're thankful for.
50. Create a family photo album or scrapbook with pictures from your fall adventures.
Remember, the key is to provide activities that allow the girls to explore the wonders of autumn while promoting teamwork, creativity, and learning. So, gather your troop and embark on a memorable fall adventure together!
Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!