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?
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.
The theme for Thinking Day in 2017 is "Grow" - looking for "seeds of change" and planting a tree to make a difference.
“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” Aeschylus
We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day, including some specially themed "Grow" activities that you will find below..
This year you may also find our Trees topic useful!
World Thinking Day Activities
Our 'Grow' colouring card was designed for World Thinking Day 2017 but would make a lovely card for a gardener or to send a motivational message.
Featuring the word 'grow', the theme for Thinking Day 2017, and beautifully entwined with flowers, this postcard would make a lovely gift to send between packs. Print on to card, cut along the dark line, fold in half and glue the sides together to make a postcard sure to be treasured.
This photographic poster illustrates the quote “From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” by Aeschylus. Use it to illustrate how small acts can make a big difference, and to encourage children to think about how they might be "seeds of change".
We designed this story paper with the 2017 theme for "World Thinking Day" in mind, but of course you can use it in many other ways.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring some beautiful flowers entwined around the word Grow, the Thinking Day theme for 2017, this colouring card is made specially for Brownies, Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.
Encourage children to think about ways they can grow and develop and ask them to write or draw them around the word 'grow' on this beautifully illustrated worksheet.
This Thinking Day, challenge your patrols and sixes to brainstorm ways they could help your unit or pack grow with our 'ways I can help Guiding grow' worksheet.
Brainstorm ideas with pictures or words ideas for how children can help others to 'grow'. They might share a skill with a brother or sister or give a friend a favourite book, for example...
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.
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!