B2.13 Marvellous Masks

This meeting plan was shared with me by another Guider.

Program Connections:
  • Key to the Arts
    • 8. Marvellous Masks


6:00 - 6:05 pm

  • Circle songs (attendance/dues)
  • Brownie opening song
  • Recite Brownie Promise

Hand out “Key to Me” interest badge worksheets

6:05 – 6:15 pm

  • 8. Marvellous Masks
  • Why do people wear masks and how can you make your own mask?
  • A. Look up different kinds of masks on the Internet or in a book. (see library books)
  • Show the girls pictures of traditional masks.  Use a book or look them up on the Internet.  For example for Mexican masks, point out that Mexico is a hot country and the masks use hot colours, such as red, orange and yellow.  Ask why people use masks.  Talk about other cultures, such as Canada’s First Nations and African tribal communities, which use masks for ceremonies and rituals.

6:15 – 6:45 pm

  • B. Decide what kind of mask you’ll make.
  • C. Draw a pattern.
  • D. Gather the materials for your mask.
  • E. Make your mask.
  • Make animal masks.

6:45 – 7:25 pm

  • F. Use your mask in a play with your unit or have a costume party and wear it. Later, you can hang it on your wall as decoration.
  • Original Skits
  • Planning an original skit is much the same as doing one based on a book.  Children love to make up stories.  With a few guidelines, they can become budding dramatists.  Here are some questions they should ask themselves as they create their skits:
    • Who is my main character?
    • What does she want?
    • Who will help her get it?
    • Who are my supporting characters? (Keep this to two or three?)
    • How will they accomplish their goal?
    • What problems will pop up along the way?
    • How will they be solved?
    • What will happen at the end?
  • Wherever possible, have the girls use masks, costumes and props in their skits.  They can also combine skits with singing, dance and musical instruments.

7:25 – 7:30 pm

  • Brownie closing song



  • Toad stool
  • Cell phone
  • Dues bag
  • Brownie binder
  • Clock
  • Badge bag
  • Attendance clipboard
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Owl
  • Chair signs & pins
  • Meeting plan
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Glue guns
  • Extension cords
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Felt x 2
  • Tape
  • Masks
  • Feathers
  • “Key to Me” interest badge worksheets
  • “Masks” library books x 4
  • Charades game
  • Old table cloth? to protect table for glue guns
  • Mask pattern examples
  • Plastic table covers