Find your inner treasure
< 10 mins
Go for gold
If a Peer Educator is visiting your unit this term, use this game to introduce the Free Being Me badge programme. Or use it to show Rainbows and Brownies that it’s what’s inside us that matters most.
- Seat the girls in a circle, with Leaders dotted among them. Explain that in stories from long ago, those who had lots of treasure kept it locked in boxes called treasure chests.
- Explain that we are all special, and what makes us really special comes from inside us. We can be kind and brave, loving and clever. Sometimes, we keep what is special about us hidden deep inside – a bit like the treasure that used to be hidden away. Let’s try to share it with each other!
- Give each member of the group a circle of gold paper (a gold coin). On one side they should write their name; on the other they should write something special about themselves. This could be something they’re good at, such as climbing or science, or it could be characteristic, such as being curious or adventurous. Leaders may need to help younger girls understand what to write.
- Collect the coins in the container (or treasure chest) and shake them up. Each girl then picks out a coin, reads out both sides, and gives it to its writer, sharing a hug or high five.
- Once everyone has their coin back, ask them to shout out together, ‘We are all amazing!’
- Remind girls that we are all special for different reasons, and our differences only make us more special. Encourage them to keep their treasure safe to remind them of one reason they are so special.
- To take it further, invite a Peer Educator to visit your unit to help your girls complete the Free Being Me badge. See more about Free Being Me.
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