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Description

An activity to explore friendship and what are the qualities of a good friend.

Resources

Floating Flower Template
Markers/crayons etc.
Tub of water

Instructions

Floating Flowers
Use the template below to give each girl at least one flower. Make sure that the flowers are cut out carefully, especially the little white triangles in between the petals. If you don't cut these out the flowers will not fold or unfurl nicely.
Once the flowers are cut, get the Brownies to write their name in the centre and decorate their flowers. Then pass the flowers around and have other Brownies write messages on the petals, perhaps reasons why they are a great friend!
Fold each petal in, covering the centre of the flower. Gently drop the little bundle onto of a pool of water (we just used large tubs) and wait as the flowers open. Some will be quite fast and others will take their time. Be patient

Friendship means caring about people.
Friendship means mutual understanding.
Friendship means making people feel important.
Friendship means doing something special for someone.
Friendship means no one feels left out.
Friendship means having fun together

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