Activity videos

Brownie activities to try at home

Watch, learn and have fun!

We’ve brought some of our programme activities to life for you to try at home. You can use these videos in your unit meetings or explore them with friends and family. New videos added each month!

If you’re a Brownie and working towards your programme awards, you can use these activities towards theme award hours. Just make a note of the activity name and your unit leader can record them for you.

You’re welcome to have a go at any of the how to activities, but only activities from your section can count towards your theme award hours.

Brownie beads

Learn how to make a meaningful friendship bracelet where each bead represents something special to you.

What you need:

  • String
  • 6 different coloured beads
  • Dice
  • Pen
  • Paper

A new route

Being able to measure accurately really comes in handy. Make your own railway and learn how to measure your track. Can you find the shortest route?

What you need:

  • Plain paper
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • 10 to 12 obstacles

Fizzy flying

Launch your own rocket to discover how they get into space! Learn all about chemical reactions and how they provide energy.

What you need:

  • 2 effervescent tablets – aspirin or vitamin C tablets work, but ensure adult supervision at all times and do not consume
  • A bottle with a sports cap lid
  • Water
  • A plastic beaker
  • Outside space
  • An adult to help you

To make your rockets fly even higher, try using warm water and adding another effervescent tablet.

Blow us away

Let’s become wind energy engineers and find out all about how we can use the power of the wind to generate energy. Learn how to make your very own turbine and put it to the test!

What you need:

  • 2 paper straws
  • Scissors
  • Push pins
  • Sticky tack
  • Hair dryer

Kite fighter

Discover the exciting world of kite fighting. Find out more about the Afghan tradition and learn how to make your very own fighting kite.

What you need:

  • 6 Bamboo or kebab skewers
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • Cotton thread or string 5 meters long
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue

Cosmic clues

Create your own telescope, ready to take to your next unit meeting, where you’ll crack a code and save an astronaut’s life!

What you need:

  • Clear wrap
  • 2 sheets of stiff card
  • A compass and pencil
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • A paper cup


Have a go at creating your very own vortex air cannon and knock out the competition!

We’ve worked in partnership with the Royal Air Force to develop this super fun Magnificent machine, bringing the activity to life for you to try in your virtual unit meeting and at home.

Stay tuned to find out how to make this magnificent machine.

What you need:

  • A plastic bottle
  • A balloon
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper cups

If you have a latex allergy, use a stretch material instead of a balloon.