As most of us sit at home today with our children off of school on a wonderful snow day, I am reminded by a dear friend of mine the excitement Girl Scout Leader's can have with their troops.
Do you know how to find a Girl Scout Leader's house on a snow day? It is the house with the giggling girls learning to discover the fun of snow days, by making paper snowflakes, and reading stories about snow. Most of all they are discovering through education the fun and dangers of playing in the snow. The girls continue to connect by going outside and playing in the white fluffy stuff. They make snow families and snow animals. They take food coloring and color the snow every color under the spring rainbow. All the while wondering if all kids have this much fun on snow days.
When it is time to come in, the questions are:
1. Does everyone have this much fun in snow?
2. Is everyone as warm as I am in the snow?
3. How do we make sure other's are warm?
The fun of being a Girl Scout is anything can lead to an age appropriate Take Action Project.
So how do you know you found the house of a Girl Scout Leader on a snow day? It is the one with the hot chocolate with marshmallows. The snow family on the lawn. The purple, green, pink, blue and orange snow. Last but definitely not least, it is where the Girl Scout is ransacking the house for old gloves, hats, coats and scarves to give to the needy...or maybe even a neighbor. I hope everyone has fun on the snow day.
(By the way they say, "Don't eat yellow snow!" Well I don't recommend the purple, green, pink, blue and orange snow either. Unless you like the taste of food coloring.)