I love the creativity in the projects for both the Pets badge and the Senses badge. The no-sew pet beds for an animal shelter is a fabulous idea for a community service project, and one that can be done by any age level, including Daisies working on their 5 Flowers, 4 Stories and 3 Cheers for Animals Journey.
Using Braille versions of a commonly known and loved children’s story to teach about disabilities is wonderful!
At our second March meeting, we continued working on both the Pets Badge and Senses Badge for the Brownies. The Juniors are along for the ride for the remainder of our meetings.
For the Senses Badge, I brought two children’s books that had been formatted for braille. I explained how the books would be read, and then passed them around so the girls could touch them. Most found it interesting, a few not so much. Looking at the books was more of a continuation of touch and less about sight, so no new requirements were met.
The bulk of our meeting time was taken up by starting to make no-sew pet beds for the Pets Badge. This idea also came from Blue House School. The girls cut the fabric to size, measured and marked the fringe, and started cutting the fringe. To measure the fringe, the girls…
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