Brownies learn "The Princess Pat" camp song and then think like inventors as they design Ric-A-Dam-Doos that will help them move egg carton ships safety across a channel of real water.
This printable paper activity pack is designed to fulfill Brownie Inventor badge - Steps 1-5 in one meeting. Learning "The Princess Pat" camp song at the beginning of the activity also fulfills one-third of Brownie Girl Scout Way badge - Step 1.
"The Princess Pat Ric-A-Dam-Doo Challenge" may be worked within the troop setting or at home by a single girl with adult support.
* Inventor's notebook (badge activity guide)
* The Princess Pat mini stick puppet figures
* Water tote sign
* Ric-A-Dam-Doo fact sheet
* "The Princess Pat Song" sheets
* Supply list
* Leader directions
**BONUS** Inventor badge award cards
* Copy paper
* Cardstock (for badge award cards only)
* Colored pencils
* Glue sticks
* Transparent tape
* Masking tape
* Drinking straws (straight or bendable)
* White and colored paper sheets or scraps
* Small colored foam sheets (optional)
* Chenille stems (a.k.a. pipe cleaners)
* Yarn scraps (optional)
* Single hole punch (optional, but potentially helpful)
* Craft sticks (a.k.a. popsicle sticks)
* Styrofoam egg cartons (1/2 carton per girl)
* 28- or 41-Quart plastic under-the-bed tote **
* Plastic pitcher(s) or other container(s) to transfer water to/from tote
** May use any similarly sized plastic under-the-bed storage tote. Deeper totes are not recommended, as the tote represents the channel the Princess Pat must cross as part of the Ric-A-Dam-Doo challenge. The tote will need to be filled with water in preparation of the activity and then emptied afterward. Prices for the totes listed above are about $4.50 and $10 respectively at Walmart. Although the smaller tote is less expensive, the larger tote is longer, which provides a greater challenge for the girls during the activity. Either will work. Choose the one that best fits the troop's finances. Store Girl Scout troop supplies in the tote after completing the activity.
Note: Be sure to provide plenty of red, gold (or yellow), and purple crafting options, which are the colors mentioned for the Ric-A-Dam-Doo in "The Princess Pat" camp song.
1 - Introduction + Supply List
2 - Supply List + Leader Directions
3 - Leader Directions
4 - Leader Directions
5 - Leader Directions
6 - Leader Directions
7 - Inventor's Notebook (Steps 1 & 2)
8 - Inventor's Notebook (Steps 2, 3 & 4)
9 - Inventor's Notebook (Steps 4 & 5)
10 - Inventor's Notebook (Bonus Pages)
11 - "The Princess Pat Figures"
12 - "The Princess Pat Water Tote Sign"/Ric-A-Dam-Doo Fact Sheet
13 - "The Princess Pat Song" Sheet - Large Format
14 - "The Princess Pat Song" Sheet - Large Format
15 - "The Princess Pat Song" Sheet - Large Format
16 - "The Princess Pat Song" Sheet - Large Format
17 - "The Princess Pat Song" Sheet - Small Format
18 - "The Princess Pat Song" Sheet - Small Format
19 - **BONUS** Inventor Badge Award Cards
20 - Credits
21 - Credits
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