I have been a Rainbows leader for a few years now and it is quite a big part of my life that I haven't shared with you.
My name at Rainbows is Robin, this name was chosen for my by our Brownies who I also used to help run. They chose the name Robin because my first trip away was for a Christmas themed pack holiday. We stayed over night, had stories by the handmade fireplace, had christmas dinner and even a snowball fight (with paper balls as there was no snow!)
Rainbows for those who don't know are the very littlest of the Girl Guiding community. We meet up every week and have fun doing crafts, playing games and even put on talent shows!
I wanted to share with you some of the crafts we have done so that you can try them at home and tell you all about the exciting things we do at our meetings.
A few weeks ago we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party. I read the girls the story and we talked about what they would eat if they were the caterpillar.
We then made little headbands from card, measured to the size of the girls heads and stuck with selotape.
I asked the girls to draw their favourite foods for their little caterpillars to eat on their headbands.
Next, we cut out little caterpillars from some wrapping paper (you could print some off) and glued them onto the headbands so they could have their food. The girls loved coming up with idea's for the food. We had happy meals, chicken, plants and even spaghetti and meatballs.
We had a little buffet and ate all of the foods the caterpillar ate starting with Apples and working our way to Watermelon!
The girls really enjoyed trying new things and although the pickles didn't go down too well!
We finished up by asking the girls if they were full and did they feel sick like the poor Hungry Caterpillar...the response was mixed but we suggested a leaf (lettuce) to make them feel better and sent them home with Mummies and Daddies to their nice warm Cocoons!