Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Troop Program Idea: Hand Print Wreath

Happy Troop Tuesday! Need a few quick activities for your next troop meeting? Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's Troop Program Ideas, published in the months between the Golden Link, gives Daisy, Brownie and Junior troop leaders fun ideas for games, songs, crafts, snacks and ceremonies to use throughout the year.

This week, GSSJC is observing World Thinking Day (February 22), a day where girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. Join us by making this wreath with your troop to acknowledge the special relationship Girl Scouts around the world have.

Hand Print Wreath

What You'll Need:
Different color construction paper (enough for each girl in troop to have one print)
Blue and Green Markers
Glue
Baby wipes

Directions:

  1. Begin your wreath by creating a circular base where you will glue your hand prints to. This will not be seen after the hands and earth image are pasted on top--so don't worry if it is symmetrical!
  2. Outline a hand print for each girl in your troop. This may get messy, so we've included baby wipes here to help get the marker off their hands after the project is complete. 
  3. After you have your hand print cut-outs, continue to paste them in a circle on your circular base, overlapping. 
  4. Once your hand prints are placed, make an image of the earth to place in the center of your hands. Fun Tip: At the center of your earth, have each girl write their favorite quote on friendship. 

For more Troop Program Ideas, visit our publications page by going to www.gssjc.org. For more information on what Girl Scouts are doing in your community, visit www.gssjc.org today.