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.

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

Impact

The theme for Thinking Day in 2018 is "Impact" - celebrating the Impact the Guiding movement has on its members and their families.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Jane Goodall

We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day, including some specially themed "Impact" activities that you will find below..

Making A Difference topic
This year you may find our new Making A Difference topic useful!
Making A Difference

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?

Having An Impact Poster

Having An Impact Poster

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” This poster illustrates this inspiring quote by Jane Goodall.

How Can I Make An Impact Worksheet

How Can I Make An Impact Worksheet

This worksheet has been designed for World Thinking Day 2018, but can also be used when thinking about how each child can make a difference in the world. One small action can ripple outwards to affect many people ...

How Can We Make An Impact Worksheet

How Can We Make An Impact Worksheet

Those involved with Girl Guides will know that World Thinking Day 2018's theme is "impact" - encourage guides to think about how their actions can make an impact and affect their friends and families and even the wider world.

Impact Colouring Page

Impact Colouring Page

Even the smallest action or "good deed" can ripple outward and have a huge effect on the world around us. We've tried to show this on our Impact colouring page, designed for World Thinking Day 2018.

Impact Postcard

Impact Postcard

Designed for guides to colour, cut out and send for World Thinking Day 2018, this printable postcard features the word "Impact" with a design reminiscent of ripples radiating out from the centre.  

Impact Story Paper

Impact Story Paper

When what you do has an impact, it can ripple out and touch many people. That's why it is important to make sure that your actions have a good impact on the world!

My Actions Have An Impact Worksheet 2

My Actions Have An Impact Worksheet 2

This worksheet can be used to help children think about how every small - and sometimes careless - action can make a big difference to the world around them. It's a great way to encourage them to plan some good actions intentionally into their lives!

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.

Thinking Day 2018 Colouring Card

Thinking Day 2018 Colouring Card

Here's a card for you to print out for the pack, fold and colour in, ready to send to other guides for World Thinking Day 2018.

Too Small To Have An Impact Poster

Too Small To Have An Impact Poster

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito." I've always loved this quote from Anita Roddick, as it reminds children that what they do can have a positive - or negative - impact far beyond what they might originally antipicate!

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 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.

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 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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