World Thinking Day

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

Its 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.

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

World Thinking Day Ideas and Resources

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The theme for Thinking Day in 2020 is "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion" - respecting others for who they are, regardless of race, nationality, religion, age, ability, appearance, gender, identity or exprience.

"We should all know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads in the tapestry are equal in value no matter what colour."
Maya Angelou

We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day, including new "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion" activities for World Thinking Day 2020.

World Thinking Day Activities

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. Perhaps you could make a giant cake display from construction paper and each child could stick their candle(s) on?

Diversity Definition

Diversity Definition

This year's World Thinking Day theme is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - all words which may be open to misinterpretation by the group. Here is a suggested, simple definition of diversity.

Diversity Equity Inclusion Bookmarks

Diversity Equity Inclusion Bookmarks

Use these bookmarks in a number of different ways for World Thinking Day. You could simply hand them out for the guides to colour in and use as bookmarks for the week, or for displays.

Diversity Equity Inclusion Colouring Page

Diversity Equity Inclusion Colouring Page

Here's a simple colouring page featuring the theme from 2020's World Thinking Day, ready to colour in and perhaps use as a poster or centrepiece for your display,

Diversity Worksheet

Diversity Worksheet

Encourage children to think about what diversity means with the help of this interesting and thought-provoking worksheet.

Equity Definition

Equity Definition

Here's a simple definition of the "equity" part of this year's World Thinking Day theme - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion.

Equity Worksheet

Equity Worksheet

The difference between equality and equity can be hard to grasp - and understanding the concept of how to treat people equitably may well pose problems for children. This worksheet aims to help.

Inclusion Definition

Inclusion Definition

This poster shows a simplified definition of inclusion, the third part of World Thinking Day 2020's theme - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Inclusion Worksheet

Inclusion Worksheet

Get the kids to think about how it feels to be included / excluded, and how they can make sure that everyone is included in future, with this interesting worksheet.

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! We've asked them to compile all sorts of interesting facts but left room for creativity too.

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. It can help them grasp how one individual, and many individuals working together, can make a difference.

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! We've got two versions - one with UK and one with US spellings - and the kids will really enjoy filling the passport up and making it their own.

Rich Tapestry Poster

Rich Tapestry Poster

"We should all know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads in the tapestry are equal in value no matter what colour." This lovely quote from Maya Angelou is represented on this poster.

Rich Tapestry Quote Worksheet

Rich Tapestry Quote Worksheet

World Thinking Day's theme for 2020 is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and this quote from Maya Angelou is being suggested as a starting point for discussion with your groups. It's a big subject!

We Are The Change Poster

We Are The Change Poster

Print out this inspirational poster, featuring a quote by Barack Obama and use in your displays (use the borderless settings on your printer for the best results). Perfect for World Thinking Day!

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. Borderless settings on the printer give the best result.

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 Poster

World Thinking Day Poster

Here's a poster for World Thinking Day which celebrates girls from all over the world working together.

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 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 Useful Resources

Making A Difference topic
Making A Difference


More Activities

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

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