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December 4, 2012 at 12:57pm
Greetings fine Leaders of Region 3,
You've been asking for it, and I am here to deliver--Tuesday Program Tips. Tune in each week to learn a new program tip or trick--including songs, games, crowd pleasers, and behavior management tools. I encourage you to post the outcome of using these tips (example: "I played "Bite the Bag" with troop #0150, and they loved it! Here's a picture of one of our craziest moments!" or "I cooked the "Pumpkin Chili" reciepe with the girls in SU 007 at our Fall Festival, and we decided the reciepe gets better if you add a tsp of paprika."). If you've got something to share, we'd love to see it. Feel free to post it here or e-mail it to me, Jessica, mailto:email@example.com.
· Be sure the games are appropriate for the age, experience and physical condition of the girls.
· Begin with familiar games that are quickly learned, and then move on to more complex games.
Games for Large Groups: Alphabetical Circle
Everybody stands in a circle, go around the circle and say your name. Go around twice: clockwise and counter-clockwise. Now circle up alphabetically by first initial of first name without talking. (Youth Leadership in Action. Pg. 126-127)
Tune in next time for more information on selecting games, and the instructions to "Noodle Doodles"--a creative time filler activity.