Handwashing Experiment

This would be a fun experiment for any group of kids over 3 years old.  It is an activity for the Girl Scout badge Let's Get Cooking, combined with an activity I adapted from the Junior Girl Scout Handbook.  My troop did it two years ago at the beginning of our work on the badge.  It … Continue reading Handwashing Experiment

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Girl Scout Snack Management

UPDATE in 2015: This article is about what I did with my Girl Scout troop, but it applies to any children's activity--and a lot of it also applies to adult activities where you might want to serve a snack!  (I'm no longer a Girl Scout leader, but I expect to go back to it someday.)  … Continue reading Girl Scout Snack Management

The Bluest Blue

A year or so ago, my church's assistant pastor began a sermon by saying, "You may never have really noticed our stained-glass windows."  My jaw dropped.  How could anyone not notice our stained-glass windows?!  They're beautiful!  They're very colorful, they depict a variety of Biblical characters and saints and symbols from obvious to obscure, and … Continue reading The Bluest Blue