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Wakefield/Brightwater Pippins completed their term 2/3 challenge with ‘Save the Kiwi’. We had fun learning about our little flightless bird, and doing activity sheets that taught us what our little bird likes to eat, from worms, beetles, berries and little crayfish, and how they find them with their good hearing and their long beaks that they push deep into the ground.
Kiwis come out to play and eat when we are all tucked up in our beds getting our beauty sleep.
We also enjoyed trying to make their noises from mewing, growling, grunting and trying out their dance moves, when they are making friends such as rolling, jumping and skipping.
The best part for us was making our collage to save our little kiwi, collecting leaves and bark to going through our craft boxes and finding all sorts of things that show where kiwis live, in there little homes in the bush, hiding under trees and flowers, and no picture or meeting is complete in our unit without glitter that we used to be the twinkling stars in the night sky.
BNZ in Richmond, Nelson put our art work on display for us. Did you check out our “SAVE THE LITTLE KIWI” work?
We went to the mudflats as part of our Bare Patch. Yuk! Squidge Squadge! We got lots of mud between our toes and on our feet. There were little crabs and snails in the mud. We played seaweed in the mud, it was really slippery. Then we washed our feet and had cold fresh water to drink. When we got back to the church we had a foot spa.
Sophia, Caitlyn and Ella
Nelson Brownie Revels
On June 16 2012 all of the Brownies in Nelson were invited to attend Brownie Revels at Paratai. Brownie Revels is a lot of fun activities for us to do. We made bird feeders, crowns, masks, polystyrene birds and decorated a sponge cake. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed it and we got a badge at the end of the day. We finished our fun day with taps.
Challenge 9, Arapiki District
Nelson Girls Get Going
Guides from all over Nelson were together on Sunday 26 February to complete their ‘Get Going Girl Challenge’ and teamed this up with an open day at Tahunanui Reserve. There were over 70 Guiding girls together with their families, leaders and members of the community getting involved.
The challenge is all about living a healthy lifestyle, developing an understanding of how to cope with challenges and most importantly, feeling good about yourself. The girls got the opportunity to try Zumba, Hip Hop Dance and Taekwon-Do. Also mountain biking, sack races, brain teasers, hula hoops, stilt walking, and skipping were enjoyed by all. It was a fantastic sunny day and a whole lot of fun. The day ended with some reflection of World Thinking Day and participating in a few activities to think about sustainability.
The Guides would like to thank the generous support of Coral Smith from First National, ITM Building Centre, Eclipse Dance Studio, Desire Fitness, International Taekwon-Do, Way 2 Go Sport Tasman and our MC, Murray Leaning.
Catherine Bull, Guide Leader, Arapiki District
Waimea Pippins, Twin Peaks
On our last day for 2011 we went for a walk to the mall and had a ice cream then we all went in for our picture with Santa. He loved seeing us and we loved having a picture with him also.
What has Nelson been up to in 2012?
Why not tell us what you have been doing in your unit so far this year?
I know you have been out camping, doing Community Service and generally having a lot of GirlGuiding Adventures - lets show everyone what we have been doing!
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