6 Fun Games To Play At Your World Thinking Day Event Including a Memory Matching Game

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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

Do you need more ideas for your troops World Thinking Day event?

  • Check out the Airplane Ride where girls will take a airplane ride around the world and complete activities at your World Thinking Day event. Click here.
  • Check out the Word Trefoil game where girls will learn the meaning of the Trefoil pin. Click here.
  • World Thinking Day Bingo game – with 24 different facts to learn about while having fun getting a BINGO. Click here to get yours.

FIVE World Centre Countries Memory Game

This game will teach your girls 12 different facts about each of the 5 World Centre locations: Mexico, Switzerland, India, Africa and the United Kingdom. I created this game to allow for variation based on your girl’s age. You can decide how difficult you want to make it. You can play with k – 3rd grade a more standard matching game – printing the cards twice and they find the pairs, you can make it more difficult for older girls and they must find all the cards matching their country card (one of the 5 world centre locations)

This printable will give you 4 different ways to play the game. Get your copy of the World THinking Day Memory Match Game now!

Additional Ideas for each of the 5 World Center Locations listed above….


Tortilla Toss
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



Yodal Contest
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.

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.

Here are some great ideas for World Thinking Day Patches

If you are looking for interesting fun patch to put on the back of your girls vest, Makingfriends.com has a pile of different kind, 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 World Thinking Day event. Click here to browse all the patches

Have a amazing World Thinking Day Event this year!