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!

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

If you’re a Brownie and working towards your programme awards, you can use this unit meeting activity towards your Express Myself 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.

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

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

Vortex

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.

If you’re a Brownie and working towards your programme awards, you can use this unit meeting activity towards your Skills For My Future 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.