Carnival time

Includes: Indoors, Around the world, Celebration

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Capture the Carnival fun

Who cares how far you are from Rio, it's time to party...


  1. Get out your dancing shoes! Brazilian samba is a style of music and dance performed at the Rio carnival. There are many demonstrations on the Internet, but ideally find someone to come and teach you.
  2. Create your own carnival beats! Invite someone to come and teach you samba drumming, or explore different styles of music from South America online or on a CD.
  3. Crack open the (non-alcoholic) cocktails, like this fruity version of the Brazilian favourite, the Caipirinha. Dice half a lime, half a lemon and half an orange. Place the fruit in a bowl; add a spoonful of sugar and a dash of non-alcoholic ginger beer. Crush together to release the fruit juices. Strain the juice into a glass, add ice, and top up with the remaining ginger beer.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

If you’re planning a sparkly celebration, make sure you read our guidelines on bonfires and fireworks.

It’s important to make all girls feel included – especially when exploring diverse cultures. Read our guidance on including all girls.

From flames to knives, there are lots of unsafe objects in the kitchen. Make sure to supervise girls when they are using any utensils that could potentially hurt them. 

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

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed