Saturday, 21 April 2012

Face painting Brownies for the Olympics

We started the new Brownie term this week, with a really fun start using the On Your Marks resource from Girlguiding UK

Three new Brownies (a fourth didn't turn up, and she's changed her mind about starting, so we have a fifth lined up for next week instead) joined us and all had a great time.

We picked a number of starting activities from the resource and one of them was a rings game: 5 leaders and helpers hid around the grounds of the place where we meet and the girls had to find them, then as they found each leader they had a ring drawn on to their face by the leader.

Each leader had a different colour of the Olympic rings so eventually the girls had the 5 Olympic rings painted across their faces - they looked fantastic! Even those with sensitive skin had a little dab on their faces or on their hands, so they all joined in really well - we'd obviously have come up with an alternative if there were any girls who weren't able to have face paints at all, but that wasn't necessary.

We bought the face paints from Baker Ross* - they are really good quality ones and will last us ages. They were £3.65 each as we bought 6** - the 5 Olympic ring colours and white, because then the blue and red can double up for Union Jack facepainting when we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
*Guiding leaders can get 10% off even this discounted rate, so we actually paid £3.29 each, if you are a leader and want to know more, then log into the members bit of the Guiding website.
**I'm not on commission from GGUK or Baker Ross, just passing on info that might be of use to other units.

More Olympics fun next week, we're going to concentrate on a single competing country.


TopChamp said...

That hide and seek game makes a clever twist - I love it!

TopChamp said...

found this! - perfect.

Anonymous said...

My daughter played this game tonight except due to several allergies in the unit they carried a "card" and had the rings drwn on those with felt tip. They had great fun.


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