I volunteered to lead the Space Science Adventurer badge for our Brownies. I don’t know why. I should have volunteered for Snacks. Ha!
Below are two of the four activities required to complete for the badge. The first is a Moon Phases activity, and the second was Meet the Neighbors – getting know the planets around us.
MOON PHASES ACTIVITY
I found a great Moon worksheet by Mombrite but as I looked at the order, it got confusing for the girls. We did use this worksheet with OREO cookies to illustrate the different phases of the moon. Then I created my own to share with our fellow Girl Scout community. (Download it free, below)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Moon Phases worksheet
- Moon Phases (completed/guide)
- Plastic knives or popsicle sticks to scrape off the cremes
What’s also helpful is dating the phases of the moon relative to when you are leading the activity.
For instance, for us, I noted our New Moon started on October 25; Waxing Crescent on October 29; First Quarter Moon on Halloween; and so on. I had my notes on a separate worksheet to share with the troop and encourage them to look up this month.
Total time for our Brownie troop to complete: 30 minutes.
Download these worksheets here or click the images.
MEET THE NEIGHBORS: SOLAR SYSTEM BRACELET
We also had our Brownies create a solar system bracelet to learn more about the planets and “Meet the Neighbors.” While this bracelet kit does not have the order or help identify the gems, we figured it out.
The one thing we missed is having a SUN in front of Mercury.
- (Add the white gem as the moon – with or without a spacer)
- Saturn – this one has a cool ring to string through
Get the bracelet kit on Amazon. It makes 10 bracelets!
Hope this helps another new troop like ours!
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