Build me up

Includes: Indoors, Health and well-being, Promise

Activity time:
< 10 mins

Age:
7+

Cost:
Low
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Build a wall of kindness

Get Brownies thinking about how diverse beliefs can be respected

Overview

1. Discuss the idea that everyone has the right to their own beliefs and values. Ask the Brownies to think about their personal beliefs and the positive things their beliefs teach them.

2. Place the blocks in the centre of the room.

3. One girl at a time should pick up a brick and, while saying something kind or positive about what her own beliefs or someone else’s have taught her, place the brick on the ground. Brownies can begin to build a wall of kind words based on their beliefs.

4. When each girl has had a turn and their wall of kindness is complete, they should knock it down.

5. Ask the girls how it feels to have their beliefs knocked down. Talk to the Brownies about how hurtful it can be when people don’t respect the beliefs of others.

6. Ask them to think about how they can make sure that everyone’s beliefs are respected and what they can do to keep building up the wall of kindness.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Promise activities may encourage girls to talk about their own backgrounds and belief systems. Read our guidance on including all girls.

Activities around health and wellbeing can sometimes encourage disclosures from girls about their own experiences. Make sure you can support girls fully by reading our guidance on managing concerns, and see our list of support organisations for further guidance.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

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2 adults needed