Balcony Girls this week was all about unity and sticking together. We talked about how it feels to be left out of a group. It feels bad! A Balcony Girl doesn’t exclude others, she includes others. That makes other people feel good, and that is the whole idea behind being a Balcony Girl – we want to build people UP!
At a previous Balcony Girls meeting, someone noticed avocados in our fruit bowl, and asked what they were. Avocados are one of my favourite vegetables/fruits(depending on who you ask!) and immediately I knew that we had to spend some time making guacamole. So that’s what we did this week. They helped make it by mashing the avos, squeezing the lemons and shaking the salt into the bowl. They loved making it and they loved eating it.
We also made a cake. This was in the lesson plan as a way to teach unity. I gave each girl a different ingredient and told them to have a taste. Everyone was envious of the girl who had cocoa. “Ooh, let me try that one!” Of course, each ingredient by itself(with the exception of sugar) does not taste good. Not at all! Even cocoa, which smells so amazing. It can be like that in a group setting. When everyone is included, the results are positive. But when someone is left out, the “cake” might not turn out as you’d expect.
While the cake was baking we played some games at the school park: a clothes relay race and a shoe kicking game. We had fun. Then we went back to the house and had cake and ice cream. Yum!