2 hours? 4 hours? All night?
Posted on December 6, 2012 by Little Brownie Bakers
How long is the National Girl Scout Cookie Sleepover?
As long as you want it to be! The video itself is about an hour long, but girls will have even more fun if you host an event around the video. Here are some examples of how you can plan your sleepover event.
Two- hour event
- Get crafty! Make or decorate your own 3D glasses so you’re ready for games and the exciting finale.
- Get moving! Use the sleepover rehearsal video to help girls learn the Samoas Shout song-and-dance routine so they’re ready to join the fun.
- Get ready for goals! Talk about goal-setting. Do girls have any initial ideas? During the program, girls will learn a lot about goals and have time to select their own. Get ideas from the Sleepover Goal Guide.
- It’s time! Gather the girls around and join Girl Scouts from across the country for the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Sleepover, which will last approximately 60 minutes.
Follow the agenda of the two-hour event and add activities such as these:
- When girls arrive, gather for a troop or group photo and use it to create a goal-reminder such as an iron-on t-shirt or pillowcase. Autographing encouraged!
- Teach girls cookie names with a fun cookie bracelet craft that also gets girls in the cookie spirit.
- Help girls tune into safety by playing Cookie Safety Bingo.
- Encourage girls to create and use sock puppets to perfect their sales pitches to various kinds of customers.
All Night Event
Follow the agenda of the four-hour event and then expand it to create an all-night extravaganza:
- Create some booth bling, such as signs made from recycled cookie cases.
- Get them ready for their close-ups with tasty Thin Mint Facials. You have to see it to believe it!
- Pick a cookie, make a commercial. Girls know how to be stars.
- Provide a quiet place with computers where girls can explore Cookie Club.
- Create our simple, ingenious theater where girls can use stick puppets to role play their selling pitches – in 3D!
- Provide fingernail polish in the colors of the cookie boxes and let each girl paint her nails with her favorite cookie’s hallmark color.
- If you have them, let girls taste the cookies and make some yummy recipes with them. Tagalong shakes, anyone? You can also print copies of the recipes and let girls make recipe cards as cookie booth giveaways.
- Play the sleeping bag game called “Who’s in the Bag?” to practice selling conversations (and guess the identity of the person inside).
With so many games, treats, skits and giggles, who needs beauty sleep?
Don’t forget to register for the sleepover by clicking here!