Daisies: Spring Green Petal

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I tied this Petal heavily into the 3 Cheers for Animals! Journey. The concepts of caring for animals fits in perfectly with being Caring & Considerate. I relied a bit too much on the Journey this time, so the next time around with my younger daughter, I will do it a bit differently. I haven’t figured out how yet. She won’t be a K’er until 2015 so I have a bit of time.

What We Did
*Learned about how to care for our pets and keep them safe
*Learned how to keep ourselves safe around unknown pets
*Made a poster to tell others how to care for their pets/keep them safe
*Baked dog biscuits for the SPCA
*Made catnip sock toys for the SPCA
*Took biscuits/toys to the SPCA, and had a tour
*Girls gave examples of being considerate and caring to others

Other Ideas
*Have the girls do a “Secret Santa”-type gift exchange
*Make cards for a nursing home/children’s hospital/VA hospital
*Visit a nursing home/hospital to sing songs, carols, or to perform a play
*Make hygiene kits for a VA hospital/homeless shelter
*Play “guess my feelings” charades (from GSRV – they have some other good ideas as well)
*Create short skits giving examples of being C&C
*Do Birthday in a Box
*Put together stockings full of goodies for kids at a shelter (you could do this for other holidays as well)

Journey Tie-Ins
3 Cheers for Animals!
Between Earth & Sky (Blue Bucket portion)

Picture Book Possibilities
*I have not read all of the books below. Please review before using.
The Lion and the Mouse
Being Considerate
Boxes for Katje
Clifford’s Good Deeds
A Chair for My Mother
The Children’s Book of Virtues
Mean Soup
Crow Boy
Under the Lemon Moon
The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need
The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
The Quiltmaker’s Gift
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
Plaid: A Tale of Compassion
Lily and the Paper Man
Hoky the Caring Wolf
The Kindness Quilt

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