World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is celebrated by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world on 22nd February each year.

World Thinking Day Ideas and ResourcesIts aim is to bring together children from all over the world (nearly 150 countries take part) to celebrate international friendships, raise money and think about a global theme, which is changed each year.

The theme for Thinking Day in 2016 is "Connect" - connecting with ourselves, our friends, other Girl Guides, and the world.

‘Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued.’
Brené Brown

We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day.

Boy Scouts also mark 22nd February but call it Founders Day.

Founders of the Scouts and Guides

Thinking Day originated in the very early days of Scouting, and 22nd February was chosen as it was the joint birthday of Robert and Olave Baden-Powell! We have poster, notebooking pages, colouring page, story paper and more for each of the founders of Scouting and Guiding...

Robert Baden-Powell
Robert Baden-Powell

Agnes Baden-Powell
Agnes Baden-Powell

Olave Baden-Powell
Olave Baden-Powell

International Friendship and Community

Our "Around the World" topic is a growing collection of resources for many countries of the world. We offer colouring pages, flag printables, fun facts, map printables and more.

Around the World
Around the World

Candles for World Thinking Day

In some parts of the world it is traditional to light candles or hold a candle ceremony for World Thinking Day. We have some simple candle crafts you could incorporate here:

Candle Theme
Candles

World Thinking Day Colouring Pages

100 Candles

100 Candles

There are 100 candles spread over 8 pages in this printable! Print them onto good paper or card and cut them out for the kids to colour in.

My Country Study

My Country Study

This four page printable is designed to encourage children to do some really good research about a country of their choice, and put together a book that they will be proud of!

My Place in Guiding

My Place in Guiding

This clever printable activity shows each child how she fits into her unit, division, (district), county, region, country... and ultimately the world of guiding.

Passport for Kids

Passport for Kids

Here's a very special passport, which you can print out and assemble with the kids for your learning journey around the world!

World Thinking Day Card

World Thinking Day Card

If you need something quickly for World Thinking Day this printable card might be just the trick. Just print onto card or paper and fold in half.

World Thinking Day Colouring Page

World Thinking Day Colouring Page

Here's a colouring page for World Thinking Day on 22nd February, which we think encompasses the global aim of the day. There's quite a lot of detail to colour in, too!

World Thinking Day Colouring Page 2

World Thinking Day Colouring Page 2

This lovely colouring page shows girls from all over the world standing around the world - a perfect picture for girls to colour in on World Thinking Day.

World Centres for Guiding...

...just in case you are organising a visit or would like to find out more about the cities/ countries in which the four world centres are located!

London
London
(Pax Lodge)

Mexico
Mexico
(Our Cabana)

Switzerland
Switzerland
(Our Chalet)

India
India
(Sangam)

More Activities

You can find many more ideas and resources for Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides on our main Scouting and Guiding page.