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Girl Scouting at home: “Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel” craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel” by Adam Rubin.

Spicy tacos can make dragons breathe fire!  To make a dragon to go with your tacos, you will need:

  • Card stock/Cardboard/Any type of tube
  • Crayons/Paint/Markers
  • Red, yellow, orange, or white paper
  • Tape/Glue
  • Scissors

Get your tube or cut a rectangle of paper or cardboard to roll into a tube. Color your tube anyway you would like to make a fun dragon, decorate with spots or make it plain – your choice.

Cut strips of paper that you have either colored or use colored paper. You can also use tissue paper, if you have any. Glue colored strips all along one end of the tube to be the fire.

Draw and cut circles out of white for the eyes and a rectangle tab to attach on the back so the eyes will stand up. Glue the tabs on the eyes, then when dried, glue or tape eyes on.

You now have a dragon friend! You can make your dragon your own by skipping the fire and adding teeth. Try pom poms for eyes, add scales or nostrils. Experiment and make a few.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Let’s Code!

To compliment our Coding for Good badge series, we will be hosting two coding events for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Girls will be able to access codeSpark Academy, a learn-to-code app, for a one-hour session on June 16, 2020 and June 20, 2020 and can decide the time that works best for their schedule. Once they log in, they will have one-hour to access the content on the site.

During this event, girls will access puzzles to help them learn the ABC’s of coding while having fun! Girls will be able to learn about algorithms, create a maze game, and create a sequence of coding. The activities are targeted for specific ages and do not require reading- perfect for younger Girl Scouts. The puzzles teach girls how to use the platform before they begin.

There are many puzzle options available, but here is a suggested list of puzzles that connect with requirements for the Coding for Good badges.

  • Daisy Coding Basics: Donut Detective and Tool Trouble
  • Daisy Digital Game Design: Create Game
  • Daisy App Development: Create Story
  • Brownie Coding Basics: Donut Detective, Tool Trouble, and Kite Plight
  • Brownie Digital Game Design: Create Game
  • Brownie App Development: Create Story
  • Junior Coding Basics: Donut Detective, Tool Trouble, and Kite Plight
  • Junior Digital Game Design: Create Game
  • Junior App Development: Create Story

To participate in the event, girls must first register to receive an access code to be able to participate for free. Caregivers will also receive a “how to” navigate the site.

June 16 registration

June 20 registration

Please note that these puzzles do require a reliable internet connection.

Looking for a coding event for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors? Check out our event on Vidcode, a coding platform for tweens and teens.

Question? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges Part Three of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges for the week of May 11, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and younger Cadettes. Each activity correlates with the Think Like an Engineer Journeys as each Journey asks girls to do three design thinking activities, and that’s basically what these are.

Today’s challenge is to create your own boat using foil, water, and coins. Watch this video and see how many coins your boat can hold before it sinks. What did you learn about buoyancy and gravity?

Previous Challenges:

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges Part Two of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges for the week of May 11, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and younger Cadettes. Each activity correlates with the Think Like an Engineer Journeys as each Journey asks girls to do three design thinking activities, and that’s basically what these are.

Today’s challenge is to plan, design, and build a sturdy bridge using items from around your home! Watch this video for some ideas.

Check out yesterday’s challenge: Structural engineering

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges Part One of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges for the week of May 11, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and younger Cadettes. Each activity correlates with the Think Like an Engineer Journeys as each Journey asks girls to do three design thinking activities, and that’s basically what these are.

Watch this video for your first challenge, structural engineering. You will need three pieces of paper, tape, and books. Your challenge is to build three different structures to find out which one is the most sturdy.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.