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Grade Level Support

Girl Characteristics – Program Do’s and Don’ts

When planning activities and programs for Daisy Girl Scouts there are some do’s and don’ts. Knowing these do’s and don’ts will make activities and programs successful and fun, yet challenging for the girls providing them with the opportunity to learn and try new things.

Do

  • Provide large open spaces
  • Give opportunity for fantasy
  • Limit leader directed “sit down” time to 10-15 minutes
  • Manipulative activities such as cutting, pasting, beads, beans are great
  • Block and building play, even for girls
  • Provide each child with her “own things”
  • Use large sheets of paper
  • Work in small groups
  • Be prepared to answer questions
  • Use unbreakable everything
  • Enjoy silly songs and rhymes
  • Give time warnings
  • Give everyone a way to participate or help
  • Give clear direction
  • Plan goals together
  • Plan for lots of action
  • Plan rules together
  • Plan every minute
  • Plan in advance

Don’t

  • Confine them for long stretches of time
  • Expect success with close paper and pencil tasks
  • Expect them to share gladly
  • Expect long stretches of leader directed “sit down” time to work
  • Expect decision making