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 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.”
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..
This year you may find our new Making A Difference topic useful!
Making A Difference
World Thinking Day Activities
“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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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!
Use this worksheet with the kids, to brainstorm ways in which a child's actions can have a positive or negative action on the world around them.
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!
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.
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.
"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!
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.
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!