Books to Help You Earn Daisy Petals

As a teacher, my favorite time of the day is story time.  I love to be theatrical and use different voices and expressions as I read aloud (that’s my inner high school thespian coming out!)  I also know that kids absorb so much more from story books than they do when you lecture at them or when you use workbook pages.

When I was a Daisy leader, many times I would begin my earning petal meetings with a story that related to the topic.  I would talk about the petal we were going to earn and ask the girls what they thought it meant.  After a short discussion, I would take out a book and have the girls sit on the carpet while I read it to them.  Of course, I would stop at important points and ask them about how this related to Girl Scouts.

There are many books that can help you earn Daisy petals.

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Books are the perfect springboard/opening activity for the beginning of your meeting.  You can also use a book at the end of your meeting for closure (finishing it up), as it is a calming activity. The choice is yours!   You can also tie in your craft and activity based on the book you have chosen.
I have compiled a list of books that relate to every Daisy petal.  You can read about it here!

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