Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven (four to seven in Northern Ireland).
Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships,
learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and
crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning by
Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can
take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.
The Rainbow Jigsaw has four
Look Learn Laugh Love
Becoming a Rainbow
When a Rainbow is ready they can start to wear their uniform and then make their promise as a member of Rainbows.
The Rainbow Promise is as follows:
I will do my best,
To think about my beliefs,
And to be kind and helpful.
We had an Easter Disco with our friends from Brownies, Guides and School to help raise money for Hannah our Rainbow leader to go to Ghana to build a library.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
We enjoyed an evening finding out about what Guide Dogs do, and how they help people. It also reminded us as Rainbows that we need to help other people. Also we got to know Hilda a little bit more and how she is going to continue on her journey learning how to to be a Guide Dog. Thank you very much to Janet for bringing her along.
Autumn Term 2014
We have been busy in the lead up to Christmas with the Autumn Challenge. We have been using natural materials to make pictures and play games.
Summer Trip Out
We headed upto Danby Moors Centre for a Rainbow adventure, based around the areas of Look, Learn, Laugh and Look. The girls enjoyed workshops based on the nature and animals found the grounds of the centre. Splashing in the river had to be the highlight of the day, along with climbing in the adventure playground.
Our new flag!
Girls enjoyed making and eating pancakes, whilst designing their own dream toppings.
We have been busy working towards our Winter Wonderland Challenge badge, enjoying Christmas crafts, games, songs and food!
Roundabout the Seasons
We have spent 4 weeks going roundabout the seasons. During spring we made butterflies, blew bubbles in summer, went batty for autumn and built igloos in winter. Well done to all 15 of Rainbows who have successfully gained their Rounabout the Seasons badge.
Life Science Centre, Newcastle
We joined the Rainbows from nearby Brotton for a visit by train to the Life Centre in Newcastle. It was a long journey with 2 trains - a real adventure! We got curious in the curiosity zone, found out what Naughty Monsters get up to in the sky (eating telescopes!), walked with dinosaurs and found out how there is science in our homes and shops. We had a great time and are looking forward to planning our next trip out!
Enjoying the Outdoors
The girls enjoyed a great night at St Josephs Primary school. They explored the grounds hunting for animals hidden, and then made their own smoores over the wood fire pit. We also enjoyed exercising on the trim trail and climbing over the tyres.
Roundabout the World
Rainbow badges are known as Roundabouts, as the girls go around a number of activities. The earn a roundabout by taking part in a number of different activities which cover the programme areas of Look, Laugh and Learn. This term we are working on our Roundabout the World Badge. We are trying to find out about our natural world and environment. We have made and looked for wonderful webs and explored the Rainforest (including making tropical bird masks). We are now going build our own plastic bottle greenhouses, go on a nature hunt and enjoy a campfire!
We are hoping to take part in this amazing exchange. We are going to be busy building and then sending out own Flat Olivia around the UK (and you never know beyond). If you don't know who or what Flat Olivia is then check this out!
Our newest recruits!
We enjoyed our lovely Rainbow Promise Party with fun games and food, 12 girls became enrolled into Girlguiding! Don't they look fantastic in their new uniforms and neckers!
We all enjoyed a night of making funny face puppets and singing silly songs like the Penguin song, boomchickaboom and the big ship sails.
Our Browne helper did a practice one to help us with ideas, we drew things that we love to help us remember our Promise.
I will do my best, to love my God and to be kind and helpful.
Opening Night Fun!
12 very excited girls joined us for the opening night! We had a lovely Rainbow chat about what we are going to be getting up to, practiced the Rainbow Song and found out who Olivia was! We also enjoyed playing lots of games before heading home. Over the next few weeks we are going to find out about Look, Learn, Laugh and Love, the four areas of the Rainbow programme.
We are off to meet Elsa and Anna with Rainbows from around our Division. Then we are going to be singing a long to the film Frozen.