6th October 2008, 01:20 PM
Promise Activities for Brownies
Any ideas on what activities you can do for promises? I have a couple of ideas but would like some help with this.
Simple games if possible that last around 10 minutes?!
Last edited by caroline1985; 6th October 2008 at 01:57 PM.
6th October 2008, 07:58 PM
I've just finished planning a Promise evening, for a starter game we're doing 'Duck, Duck, Goose' but instead of saying Duck/Goose each Brownie must say a word of the promise (in the right order) as the person who is 'it' taps them on their head. If a Brownie does not know the next word or hesitates she must chase the person who is 'it' round the circle. If the Brownies get to the end without any hesitations the person who says 'law' must run.
I hope that makes sense...?
Typing that I also thought, depending on how easy your Brownies would find it, you could play a game like the one where you mustn't be the one to say 21, but use it with the Promise and they have to try not to be the person to end it.
6th October 2008, 08:33 PM
Couple of promise ideas we've done with our guides could be adapted for brownies...
Print out the promise in large font and cut it up into phrases (or words if you're feeling mean!), a set for each six/team and put a line of chairs at the far end of the room with a promise on each. In sixes, the girls take it in turn to roll the dice (one dice per six) and if they roll a 1 they run and pick up a piece of the promise and bring it back to their six. The winning six is the first one to have all the pieces of the promise in the right order (and sitting quiet on the floor in a straight line with their hand in the air - ok not necessary for the game but nicely avoids the overenthusiastic celebrations hehe).
Print out the promise on a sheet of paper with large gaps in between the different parts. Print out several sentences/pictures illustrating brownies either keeping or breaking the parts of the promise, and get the girls to decide in sixes/small groups which parts of the promise the scenarios go with and whether the brownie is keeping or breaking her promise.
(Love the duck duck goose idea by the way!)
7th October 2008, 06:48 PM
I've done promise dominoes before - imagine normal dominoes but instead of numbers there are words.
e.g. 1st one would have I/promise
2nd one promise/to
Obviously you overlap the word which is the same and if you get them in the right order you will be able to read out the promise
7th October 2008, 06:53 PM