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Print out the booklet. Cut the pages along the dotted line the in center of the page. Staple on the left side.
Meet with your troop and go through the booklet to meet the minimum requirements of the badge!
Suggestions for Using this Booklet
For this meeting you can either conduct it outside, do portions of the book outside, or use the online references below to cover outdoor shapes.
This is an introduction to shapes in nature. A simple image of a house and trees will have the girls start thinking about the every day items around us in terms of their shapes.
Additional questions you can ask on this page would be something like "what other shapes do we see in nature that aren't on this page?"
The shape hunt should ideally be done outdoors. Find a location that you can go for a walk or just sit and observe. Have the girls use tally marks in order to keep track of the shapes you see.
After a certain amount of time, have the girls share how many of each shape. Also have them point or describe what they saw. Sharing will help them see what others see.
Here we move into patterns. Have the girls define a pattern. See if anyone has a pattern on their clothes. Talk about where we find patterns - on clothes, on furniture, wallpaper, etc.
You can then tell them that patterns also appear in nature! They honeycomb and leaf are great examples. Can they name any others?
Talk about additional examples.
If you're able to go on a walk, try to find patterns. If you're unable to get outside, have the girls look at some of the below pictures. Have them point out some patterns and draw them/write about them.
Have fun with pattern. Have the girls draw a pattern on the unicorn. It could be the colors they use, or just lines/shapes. Encourage them to get creative.