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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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,
Encourage children to think about what diversity means with the help of this interesting and thought-provoking worksheet.
Here's a simple definition of the "equity" part of this year's World Thinking Day theme - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion.
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.
This poster shows a simplified definition of inclusion, the third part of World Thinking Day 2020's theme - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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.
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.
"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.
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!
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.
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!
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!