Developing key life skills and fostering a healthy lifestyle has been a key part of Girl Scouts since its inception. Being healthy isn't just following good hygiene practies, watching what you eat and staying active, it's also about your outlook on the world, your empathy for others, how you share your gratitude and finding ways to be at peace with your amazing self.
Join us for ways to stay healthy of mind and body each day this week.
Daily, 5 p.m.: Story time with Staff Join Ms. Kayla every day this week on Facebook Live as she reads stories from Chicken Soup For The Soul. **We are having some technical issues with Story Time with Staff this evening (4/13). We will be postponing the reading until 6:30 p.m..**
April 13: Self-care tips for good body hygiene
Personal Hygiene Tips - Germs are all around us and spread quickly. Learn fun ways to keep germs away and ways to keep yourself clean. Share with us on Tik Tok if you have songs that you use when washing your hands. Be sure to tag us @gswcf and use hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSwellness
April 14: Food is the fuel for your body
Make sure you’re giving your body the best foods possible to keep your energy levels up! The foods you feed your body help with your mental, emotional, and physical wellness! These activities are a great introduction to your badge requirements for your Snacks Brownie badge and your Staying Fit Junior badge.
Snack Smart - Learn about the foods in your home and how you can make delicious and smart snacks! Explore the importance of listening to your body when you’re eating and how to keep your food choices balanced. Get creative and create your own fun, smart snacks. Show us your food skills on TikTok (@gswcf)! Be sure to use the hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSWellness
Being at home leaves plenty of time for snacking. It’s important that we don’t forget to keep our bodies healthy. Here are some helpful tips on healthy snacking!
Taste Challenge - Who doesn’t love a good snack? Join us for a taste challenge. Find items in your home that are salty, spicy, sour, sweet, and bitter. Show us which items you come up with and head to our TikTok @gswcf to see the snacks that Ms. Juanita finds. Be sure to tag us @gswcf and use the hashtags #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSwellness
April 15: Emotional wellness
Mindfulness for Kids - “Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment. There are several activities that develop compassion, focus, curiosity, and empathy. Mindfulness can be fun.” (Gelles n.d.)
Gratitude Jar - One way to increase your emotional wellness is to show gratitude! The benefits of showing gratitude are endless, so this week, we’re going to practice by making a gratitude jar! Use small pieces of paper to write down all of the things you’re grateful for and put them inside of a jar, bowl, mug, or whatever you have available. Write down as many things as you can think of and watch your jar fill up!
April 16: Physical wellness
Yoga: Let’s Get Physical - Physical wellness promotes self-care for our minds and bodies for optimal health and functioning. Come explore how yoga benefits your mind and body. Badge- Brownie-Healthy Living, Creativity & the Arts) Staying Fit-Junior Health Life Skills)
Pop Dance Time Warp - Have you seen how dances have changed through history? Join Ms. Juanita, Ms. Lina, Ms. Makia, Ms. Miracle, and Ms. Tiffany and her daughter Lexi on TikTok @gswcf as they take a trip through time and show you their favorite dances through the decades! Show us how you perform your favorite popular dance on TikTok using the hashtags #decadeschallenge #GirlScoutsAtHome #GSwellness
April 17: Social wellness
Meditative Drawing - Today’s theme is social wellness. There are so many ways to express yourself, whether it be dance, art, singing, drawing, painting, or storytelling! Today we are going to focus on meditative drawing. Meditative drawing is a visual technique for training attention and awareness, putting the mind in a calm and stable state, and exercising your creative muscle. This is a great start to explore fun ways to develop and practice mindfulness.
Create Your Own GS Song Challenge - Hey Girl Scout! Show us how innovative you are by joining our create your own Girl Scouts song challenge! Curious to see what we came up with? Head to our TikTok @gswfc to see what song Ms. Juanita creates. Tag us at #GirlScoutsAtHome and #GSwellness. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.