Funny money

Includes: Outdoors, Adventure, Nature and the great outdoors

Activity time:
1 meeting


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It's a deal!

In this game, girls have a go at being wheeler-dealers.


  1. This game is best played over a large area, with lots of helpers (these could be adults or older girls).
  2. Split the girls into teams of three or more girls. Give the helpers toy money notes of different values. The helpers can move around the area.
  3. One Leader is the banker and stays in one place. Each team is given two £1 toy notes.
  4. They must find the helper with the next larger note and swap (eg swap £1 for £5, and £5 for £10) until they reach £500, which they then bank and start again. They can also bank the amount they have reached and start again at any point in the game.
  5. All of the team must be present to bank their money. The aim of the game is to bank as much money as you can in the allotted time.

Planning checklist

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