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.

Grow

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..

Trees topic
This year you may also find our Trees topic useful!
Trees

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?

Grow Colouring Card

Grow Colouring Card

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.

Grow Colouring Page

Grow Colouring Page

The word "grow" is entwined with pretty, vibrant growing things in this lovely colouring page.

Grow Postcard

Grow Postcard

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.

From a Small Seed Poster

Grow Poster

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".

Grow Story Paper

Grow Story Paper

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.

Help Us Grow Postcard

Help Us Grow Postcard

Use this colouring postcard as an invitation to invite new and prospective members to an event.

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 2017 Colouring Card

Thinking Day 2017 Colouring Card

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.  

Ways I Can Grow Worksheet

Ways I Can Grow Worksheet

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.  

Ways I Can Help Guiding Grow Worksheet

Ways I Can Help Guiding Grow 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.

Ways I Can Help Others Grow Worksheet

Ways I Can Help Others 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...

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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