5 Creative Meeting Ideas for the Fall: Younger Girl Edition

1. Story Hour at the Animal Shelter (FREE)girl-reads-to-dog-4

Everyone in the class has their books open to page 352. You’re waiting for instructions when the teacher picks you to read the first paragraph aloud, and suddenly you can’t find your words. We all know this feeling. Give your girls a safe environment to practice reading aloud by taking a trip to your local animal shelter for a story hour.

  • Contact your local animal shelter about any existing programs or just bringing the girls to read to the animals
  • Take the girls to the library to pick out a book that can be read in about half an hour.
    • This is a great opportunity to get them comfortable in the library and show them how to find books.
  • Have the girls report about their experience and their book at the next meeting!

2. Homemade Halloween Party (FREE)

costumeThere is just something magical about putting on a costume and being transformed into a superhero, princess, or ninja! But as I am sure you have noticed, costumes can be extremely expensive. Treat your girls to a night of make-believe and celebrate the fall season by having a Homemade Halloween Party!

  •  Have each girl pick a character, profession, or object to dress as
  • Bring simple items from home like old dresses, jackets, and hats, worn pots and pans, cardboard boxes, fabric, and craft supplies
  • Then have each girl present their costume before the group in a fashion show

The girls will learn to put their creativity to the test as they enjoy fanciful fun! (p.s. The Homemade Halloween Party makes for the BEST photo opps!)

3. Minute to Win it Game Show (Minimal Cost)  minute-to-win-it

Who doesn’t love watching people go all-in as they play silly games for a big prize? We all love screaming for our favorites when they win it big. Thrill your girls with a night of healthy competition and fun by hosting a Minute to Win it Game Show! What does this include?

  • Minute to Win it games are quite simple. What makes them difficult is that they have to be completed in under one minute! So supplies needed range from disposable cups, dice, and ping-pong balls, to Kleenex containers and popsicle sticks!
  • Games like Minute to Win it are not only exciting to younger girls, but also teach fine motor skills
  • As for the prize? Have the girls create a trophy that they will present to the champion!

Check out these awesome Minute to Win it game ideas!

4. Fun on the Farm ($5-$12 per person) chicken

The air is becoming crisp, and the leaves are exploding with color. Give your girls the best of fall by taking a field trip to the farm! Girls will get to learn about agriculture, animals, and enjoy some of our favorite traditions.

Check out this list of awesome, family friendly farms in our area:

  • Mini Miracles Farm– Greenville, SC
    • Pumpkin patch
    • Petting Zoo
    • Hay rides
    • Play area
    • Offers group rates
  • Lever Farms– Pomaria, SC
    • Pumpkin patch
    • Pumpkin bowling
    • Corn Maze (Not scary)
    • Hay rides
    • Offers group rates
  • Stewart Farms– Enoree, SC
    • Pumpkin Patch
    • Petting zoo
    • Hay rides
    • Honey bee observatory
    • Corn Maze (Not scary)
    • Offers group rates

5. Fall Foods Sampler (Minimal Cost) apple-pie-cup

If your troop meets after school, you know that the girls have one thing on their minds: Food! Treat your girls to a Fall Food Sampler- no oven required! This yummy meeting idea will teach girls basic measuring skills, how to follow a recipe, and team work! Check out these yummy recipes:


Apple pie cups

  • Graham crackers
  • Apple slices
  • Whipped creammonster-bites

 Monster Fruit Bites

  • Apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Small marshmallows
  • Strawberries

Click here for more fun recipes!

Did you try one of our meeting ideas? Let us know what you think, or tell us what you would like to see on our blog by emailing mtaylor@gssc-mm.org! Blog_WrittenBy_Michelle

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