6 Fun Games to Teach Your Girls About the 5 World Centres

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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

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?

Fun Ideas For Your International Event

MEXICO

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

INDIA

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

SWITZERLAND

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

AFRICA

Kudoda
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.

Here are some great ideas for International Fun Patches

International fun patchIf 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! 

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.