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.

Leadership

The theme for Thinking Day in 2019 is "Leadership" - celebrating how guides and girl scouts are leaders, with the power to bring about change.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ”
Barack Obama

We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day, including some specially themed "leadership" 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?

A Good Leader Worksheet

A Good Leader Worksheet

The aim of this fun worksheet is for the kids to choose someone they think is a good leader, draw their picture and describe why they chose this person. They can choose anyone they like, famous or not!

Group Leader Job Description Worksheet

Group Leader Job Description Worksheet

We've designed this worksheet as a job description template, and the kids need to fill in the responsibilities, skills, benefits and salary for the role of group leader.

If I Were Leader For The Day Worksheet 2

If I Were Leader For The Day Worksheet 2

Imagine you were a leader for the day. What would be your strengths and weaknesses, and what would you enjoy or not enjoy? We've got space to write down all your thoughts on this worksheet...

If Your Actions Poster

If Your Actions Poster

Here's a quote by Dolly Parton that's perfect for thinking about leadership! Print using the borderless settings on your printer for the best results.

Leader Job Description Worksheet

Leader Job Description Worksheet

Can the kids write a job description for a role as a leader on this template?  They'll need to think carefully about the necessary skills...

Leadership Mindmap

Leadership Mindmap

Use this helpful mindmap to brainstorm your thoughts about what it means to show good leadership.

Leave A Trail Poster

Leave A Trail Poster

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Print this inspirational poster for your displays.

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.

Ways I Can Be A Leader Worksheet

Ways I Can Be A Leader Worksheet

We can be leaders in different areas of our lives, and this prompting worksheet encourages the kids to think about ways they can be a leader at home, at school or in the community...

Ways I Can Show Leadership Worksheet

Ways I Can Show Leadership Worksheet

This useful worksheet encourages the kids to think of some ways in which they can show leadership. There's plenty of space for writing down their thoughts!

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!

What Makes A Good Leader Worksheet

What Makes A Good Leader Worksheet

This interesting worksheet helps the kids think about what makes a good leader. Can they pick out some character traits a good leader needs from the list, and think about any other character traits or skills that make a good leader?

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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