World Thinking Day is February 22nd every year!
When planning your troops World Thinking Day event you may choose to find countries where Girl Guiding/ GS exists. Learn a game, song, craft, recipe, or activity unique to those countries and share it with girls. Another idea is to learn more about the 5 World Centres. Below are a few ideas for activities to go with each one and a great memory game to teach the girls all about the following 5 World Centre locations:
- Pax Lodge is in the United Kingdom
- Kusafiri is in Africa
- Sangam is in India
- Our Cabaña is in Mexico
- Our Chalet is in Switzerland
Around the World Memory Game Activity Booklet
Do you want to skip all the planning for your event? If so, use the Around the World Memory Game Activity Booklet to teach your girls 12 different facts about each of the 5 World Centre locations: Mexico, Switzerland, India, Africa and the United Kingdom. The booklet will give you 4 different ways to play the game. You can play with younger girls a more standard matching game printing the cards twice and finding the pairs, you can make it more difficult for older girls where they must find all the cards matching their country card. You can’t ask for a easier way to plan a international party with your girls. Print, gather supplies and just have fun. Learn more and get yours today!
Do you need more planned activity booklets for your international event?
- International Bingo Game Activity Booklet
Girls will learn 24 different fun facts from around the world.
- Birthday’s Around the World Activity Booklet
Girls will learn about how birthday’s are celebrated around the world.
- Games Around the World Activity Booklet
Girls will learn how to play 26 different games from around the world.
Fun Ideas For Your International Event
You will need corn tortillas and a permanent marker. Have each girl write there name on a tortilla and then have them all stand on a starting line and throw their tortillas. The one with the tortilla that went the furthest wins.
Need more ideas for Mexico? Makingfriends.com has a great downloadable printable that is packed full of fun and educational information about Mexico. Get the printable here
Flower Foot Catch
Get some fake flowers and give each girl a flower (if its nice where you live in February and there are real flowers outside feel free to use those) Each girl will stand with flower in between feet and toss in air and catch it on their foot. See how many times they can do it without dropping or losing balance. It is pretty hard but you can tell the girls in India children will often catch it 100+ times in a row.
Need more ideas for India? Makingfriends.com has a great downloadable printable that is packed full of fun and educational information about India. Get the printable here
Who can Yodal the loudest – give each girl a chance to yodal just like someone from Switzerland.
Need more ideas for Switzerland? Makingfriends.com has a great SWAP your girls will have fun making and learning more about country. Get your kit now
Girls sit in a circle around a bowl filled with 20 to 30 marbles, small stones etc. The first player picks one up and throws in air – make sure girls dont throw high that could hurt someone. While its in air girls pick up as many stones they can before it touches ground one with most wins. Variation – play with balls or cotton balls.
Before You Go…
Here are few other around the world ideas I have shared in the past that may be great for your event as well.
- Airplane Ride Activity
Girls will take a airplane ride around the world.
- World Trefoil Game
Girls will learn the meaning of the Trefoil pin.
- 12 of the Best Resources on the Web to Plan Your International Event
Here you will find a pile of amazing resources I have found online that will help you plan your event.
Here are some great ideas for International Fun Patches
If you are looking for interesting fun patch to put on the back of your girls vest, a great website called Making Friends has a pile of different kind of fun patches, some are specific for the year, but they also have a lot that are specific to the country you may be focusing on for your troops International event. Click here to browse the fun patch collection
Stickers From Around the World
For even more added fun, you could go on a flags from around the world scavenger hunt. If you purchase the Ultimate Sticker Book: Flags Around the World book and put the stickers on index cards, you can hide around room and have girls find the stickers of each country. Again choosing a level of difficulty based on your girls ages.
Have a amazing World Thinking Day Event this year!