Thursday, 30 September 2010

A Game!

This is one of our favourite games, called dishes and bowls. All you need is some sports markers!

What you do is split into 2 teams - one team are dishes, the others are bowls.
The markers are placed around the room, half the right way up, other half upside down. The goal of the team is to turn all of the markers the way they want it.
 The winners are the team with the most markers facing the way they want them after a certain time. This game is really good for lots or little numbers of people and can be renamed to suit your theme for the evening (mountains and valleys, stars and black holes, apples and pears... whatever!)

Friday, 24 September 2010

Healthy Nails :)

Teddy is ready for a manicure

It's important to look after your hands and nails, so after learning how to wash our hands properly (and the other parts of us that ended up covered in red paint) we had a hand and nail pampering session. We also had combs and some nice new hair bobbles to do our hair too.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Caught Red Handed!

International Clean Hands Week is from 19th to 25th September!
We have Inspection most weeks at our Brownies, where we check (one or two from the list) that we have: Clean hands and nails, hair tied back, trainers or gym shoes on and have our handbooks. Not many people get full marks for clean hands....

Sooo, one evening we decided to see how well we can wash our hands. This is an activity in the Brownie Adventure handbook. What you do is, get some red paint, mix it with hand soap, and rub it on your hands! [note for people wanting to try this: you don't need much, start with a little and spread it out, otherwise you will be waiting aaaages for it to dry]

Once it is dry, close your eyes, try to wash your hands, then open your eyes again to see which bits you missed.


Sunday, 5 September 2010

#14 Jersey

While Teddy was under the sea, I was by the sea! Lovely A took me to Jersey with her.

Jersey is a very strange place - it is British, but it is very close to France and so all the streets have French names. And they have their own special telephone network so I couldn't call Teddy on my mobile while I was there.
 The weather was beautiful and I got a little bit damp while I was watching some watersports. Not to worry, I dried off pretty quickly!

How cool does that building look? The curves look a bit like a snail shell.

I had such a lovely time, and was especially excited that I got to fly on a plane for the first time ever. 

Thanks A!

Friday, 3 September 2010

#13 Deep Sea World

There is so much to do around our city, hopefully you will get an idea of some of the fun things from upcoming posts (I bet you're excited to find out where else we have been..!!)

On our summer adventures, we went to Deep Sea World, which is just over the other side of the huuge Forth Road Bridge. Going over the bridge is exciting enough for me, but when you get to Deep Sea World, wow! You can see a Dory fish (did you know they were real fish?) and touch starfish and then there is an underwater tunnel with a moving floor - you stand still and the floor moves around under the tunnel so you can see the fish and SHARKS swimming around above you. It is very cool.
Oh, and there are seals, too!

Just keep swimming.....


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Cool Party!

This was for one of the challenges in Adventure 100. We had a 'Cool Party', where we dressed up in as many clothes as we could fit, then ate lots of chilled or frozen foods.

This was a few months ago now, a lot of our bigger Brownies are now Guides!!

 And I can tell you that results of the recent poll for favourite ice cream was.....