1st Whittlesford Rainbows
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Our diary

Spring Term 2008

9th January: South Africa

Ndebele style house  Painting flag  Meeting chocolate

When we first arrived we made Teddy Bear badges (similar to the promise badges worn by South African Rainbows - known as Teddies). Next we played a game from South Africa called Mice and Mealies. We then looked at pictures from South Africa and discussed what we knew (or thought we knew!) about it. Finally we decorated paper houses in the style of the Ndebele and used carrots to print a copy of the South African flag. Tonight we also met Chocolate, a mascot who is visiting us from Kentucky in the US.

16th January: Egypt


On arrived we decorated pictures from Egypt which were later laminated so that we could cut them into jigsaw puzzles (though most of us ran out of time). We then looked at some photographs from Egypt and tried some Egyptian dancing. At the end of the meeting we made a camel from paper plates and cardboard.

30th January: Kenya

lion masks  zebra

On arrival we sang songs. We then made Kenyan style jewellery, zebras and lion masks. At the end of the meeting we played 'Isn't it funny that a bear likes honey'.

6th February: Peter Pan Promise Party

peter pan promise party   peter pan party

On arrival we made a Tiger-Lily style headband. After our new Rainbows had made their promise we played a dice game where we stole Captain Hooks treasure, a running game where we pretended to be characters from Never-Never-land and musical statues to music from the Disney Peter Pan. We then ate a party tea.

20th February: World Centres

rangoli   peace doves   papel picado

We 'visited' the four world centres. As we arrived we made passports. At Our Cabana we tried a craft called Papel Picado which involves cutting shapes from tissue paper. At Sangam we made Rangoli pictures. At Our Cabana we tried some jigsaw puzzles and at Pax Lodge we made origami doves.

27th February: Madagascar

gekko printing   chameleons

We went outside to hunt for animals from Madagascar. We then printed Gekko pictures and made foam Chameleons. At the end of the meeting Otter organised a running version of 'Isn't it funny that a bear likes honey' and read us a story about a Chameleon.

gorilla puppetrwandan peace basket
5th March: Rwanda

As we arrived we made gorilla double sided puppets. We then played 'Three little bears'. Next we made Rwandan peace baskets.

12th March: Ghana

adrinka symbols   masks   coasters 

On arrival we played Captain's Coming. We then looked at pictures of masks from Ghana. We made our own masks, drew adrinka symbols on purses and made coasters with pictures of animals found in Ghana.

19th March: Easter!

windchimes    fridge magnets   keyrings

As we arrived we coloured Easter cards. We then played Easter games, glass painted Easter keyrings, made Easter fridge magnets and painted Easter windchimes.