Achievement 3 Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
Health and safety include
many things. To be as healthy as we can be, it is important to eat good
foods, get plenty of sleep and to exercise to keep our bodies strong. We also
need to keep our bodies clean, and brush our teeth regularly. To be safe, it
is important to understand what to do in case of emergencies, and to follow
the rules we are taught on how to act when we are with other adults.
A. Tiger Cubs have fire
drills in school and some adult partners have fire drills where they work.
With your family, talk about how you would get out of your house or apartment
safely if there was a fire.
B. A Tiger Cub, with his
inquisitive mind, can quickly become separated from you indoors such as in a
mall while shopping, or outdoors in a wooded area when on vacation. For his
own safety it is important that he know what to do when lost or separated.
Achievement 3 Family Activity
3F Plan a family fire drill and
Be sure to plan a safe
meeting place outside so that you will know when everyone in the family is
safe. Go to that place as part of your practice.
Tell your Tiger Cub that if
he ever feels that he is lost, he should stay where he is and hold onto
something like a bench, a post, or a tree. Assure him that because you love
him, as soon as you realize that he is not with you, you will quickly begin
looking for him. Explain to him, that if he does not stay where he is when he
is lost, it will take you a lot longer to find him. Practice a game with him
where he pretends that he is lost, he holds onto something stationary, and you
walk out of sight, wait a 3 to 5 min., and then come back for him.
Achievement 3 Den Activity
3D Make a food pyramid.
Draw a food pyramid on a big
piece of paper or a poster board. Using old magazines donated by the den
families cut out pictures of food and glue them in the appropriate place on
the pyramid. You can also draw pictures of different foods to add to the food
Achievement 3 Go and See It
It’s fun to play games and to take part in sports. It’s
also good exercise, which helps to keep your body healthy. Some games and
sports are for one person, and sometimes people play games or sports on
teams. It’s also fun to watch others play games or demonstrate their
abilities. Understanding the game or sport you are watching makes it a lot
3G First, learn the rules of a game or sport.
Then, go to watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.
*4-Display a picture
It’s nice to have pictures of your family on
display—especially when some of your family members are not close by all the
*Make a frame for a family picture. Glue tongue
depressors or craft sticks together in a shape to fit your picture. Attach a
string or ribbon to the upper corners to use as a hangar. Tape your picture
to the back of the frame and display. You may want to use a photograph, or a
picture that you draw of your family.
Ask your Tigers to draw a picture of their favorite
*10- Helping Hands
When people grow older, or if they become sick or have an
accident, they sometimes have a hard time doing every day things. If you know
an elderly person or if you know someone who is ill or recovering from an
illness or accident, try to think of what things would be hard for them to do
Along with your adult partner, help an elderly or shut in
person with a chore. You might offer to do things such as helping to take out
trash, rake leaves, mail a package, or bring in the mail. Ask first, and do
it with a big Tiger Cub smile!
Perhaps the families of
the Tiger Cub would like to look into adopting a pet that belongs to one of
our service people that are being called to duty at this time.
To tie in with the suet recipes that are in “Pack and Den
Activities”, I thought I would include Elective 32 for the Tiger Cubs. You
can also roll pinecones in the suet mixture and hang them from the trees.
*32- Feed the Birds
Pop-bottle bird feeder
Materials: one plastic 2-liter bottle, two
plastic lids about 5” in diameter (from coffee cans, large margarine
containers, whipped topping, etc.), 30” heavy twine or rug yarn, scissors
Have your adult partner help you cut the bottle in half,
crosswise. Poke a hole through the centers of the plastic lids with the point
of the scissors or a nail. Tie a large knot in the end of the twine. Refer
to picture and put your feeder together by stringing together one plastic lid
(curved side up), then the inverted bottle, and then the second lid (curved
side down). Fill the bird feeder with seed and hang it outside.
Pinecone Bird Feeder
Materials: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1-2 cups bird
seed, large pinecone, thick twine, paper bag
Twist twine around the
pinecone and tie it securely. Mix the peanut butter and shortening together.
Spread the mixture between the petals of the pinecone, filling in as much as
you can. Put the pinecone along with the birdseed in the paper bag. Close
the bag and shake, coating the pinecone with birdseed. Hang the feeder on a
tree where you can watch the birds enjoy it.