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Activity Library

Activities are being reformatted & uploaded! Check back soon for more easy and fun inquiry investigations you can do with kids.

Tips for facilitating at each step of the activity cycle:

  • Spark
  • Question & Plan
  • Do!
  • Reflect

Additional resources:

Sample activities, many aligned with Girl Scout journeys and badges:

Activity Title (Level) Girl Scout Links
Balls and Ramps (Daisies) White (honest & fair) Petal
How Does Your Garden Grow? (Daisies) Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey book
Insect Camouflage (Daisies) Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey book; Between Earth and Sky Journey book; outdoor activities & badges
Brush it Off (Daisies, Brownies) Orange (responsible) Petal; My Best Self badge
Build a Birds' Nest (Daisies, Brownies) 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey book;outdoor activities & badges
Bunny Copters (Daisies, Brownies)  
Clay Day Part 1 (Daisies, Brownies) Potter badge
Color Mixing (Daisies, Brownies) Painting badge
Digestion (Daisies, Brownies) Snacks badge
Glitter Germs (Daisies, Brownies) Orange (responsible) Petal; First Aid badge
Raindrops on Earth (Daisies, Brownies) Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey book; Between Earth and Sky Journey book; outdoor activities & badges
Wetlands (Daisies, Brownies) It's Your Planet, Love It! Journey books
Catapults (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors)  
What's Here? (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors) Commonly done nature investigations at camp
Clay Day Part 2 (Brownies) Potter badge
Exploring Density (Brownies) Home Scientist badge
Ring Gliders (Brownies)  
S'mores (Brownies & up)  
Blast Off (Brownies, Juniors)  
Dancing Raisins (Brownies, Juniors) Snacks badge; Home Scientist badge
Everyday Music (Brownies, Juniors) Musician badge
Good Vibrations (Brownies, Juniors) Musician badge
Magic Milk (Brownies, Juniors) Snacks badge; Home Scientist badge; Household Elf badge; Simple Meals badge; Staying Fit badge
Move on Up (Brownies, Juniors) Home Scientist badge; Flowers badge; Gardener badge
Playing With Fire (Brownies, Juniors) Outdoor activities and badges
Pollution and Filtration (Brownies, Juniors) WOW! Wonders of Water Journey book; Gardener badge
The Pulse is Right (Brownies, Juniors) My Best Self badge; Dancer badge; Hiker badge; Staying Fit badge
Making Mobiles (Brownies & up)