What We Did
- Discussed the Mari the Marigold (Orange), Responsible for What I Say and Do petal.
- Read "Mari's Story: Keeping a Cupcake Promise" from The Daisy Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.
- Talked about "Mari's Story" per patch requirements.
- Printed "Mari the Marigold - Orange Petal" coloring page onto plain paper. Then, I had Tessa crumple it into a tight ball. Afterward, I had her attempt to smooth it out. As she did so, I explained that we are responsible for everything we say and do and although we may make amends or "fix" something, things will never be exactly as they were before. We discussed several scenarios. (I saw this activity several places around the Net. I was surprised how much it impacted Tessa. At one point, she even got a little teary-eyed.)
- Completed "Responsibility Cupcakes" (this links to a revised and expanded version of this activity).
- Completed the "Congratulations!" portion of the Mari the Marigold (Orange), Responsible for What I Say and Do petal.
|Tessa crumpled a coloring sheet and then attempted to smooth it out. This demonstration illustrated that we are all responsible for what we say and do. Although we may make amends or "fix" something, things will never be exactly as they were before.|
|Tessa made "Responsibility Cupcakes" (this links to a revised and expanded version of this activity) to show things she is responsible for. On the blank cupcake toppers, she chose to draw that she is responsible for throwing away her candy wrappers (we have an issue with this one) and washing her hands to help keep herself and others healthy. She decorated her cupcakes with pom-pom cherries and confetti paper sprinkles.|