Brownie Pets Badge Activity
Which Pet Is Best Matched for
Play B-I-N-G-O while learning how to care for pets!
Time needed: 30 minutes
- Paper and pencil
- Markers or crayons
- Pictures of pets: magazines and internet sources
- Access to pet care content: books, internet, or a pet expert
Pets are as different as the people who love them. If you hope to have a pet someday, choose the pet that’s right for you—and learn how to keep it happy and healthy. Or find out how to take the best care of a pet you already have!
Before you find out which pet is best for you, create your own Pet Bingo game card:
Step 1: Use a ruler and pencil to draw a tic-tac-toe grid with nine boxes on a piece of paper. (That’s three boxes across and three boxes down!)
Step 2: Identify nine different types of animals that you would like to take care of. You can draw them, cut out pictures from magazines, or go on the internet to print out pictures.
Step 3: Draw/print/cut and glue the pictures onto your bingo card until you fill each box.
Step 4: Write the name of each animal on each box.
Now, it’s time to play Pet Bingo! Pick one animal from a box and answer the following questions. You can find information in a book, go online, or ask an animal expert.
How much does it cost to care for this pet?
How much space does this pet need?
How much food does this pet need?
What kind of human contact does this pet like?
When you find the answers to the questions above, draw an X on the box. Next, move on to other animals and draw an X on those boxes when you’re done with their questions. You’re finished with the game when you’ve completed one row up, across, or diagonally!
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.