Getting to know you

Includes: Indoors, Outdoors, Communication

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Differences and similarities

Helps girls to get to know each other, identifying differences and things in common.


  1. Ask everyone to think of some personal fact or characteristic that they believe is unique to them.
  2. Choose one girl to start. She calls out what her unique fact is, for example, ‘I have three sisters’.
  3. If no one shares this fact, the next girl calls out hers.
  4. If someone shares this they must jump up, shout, ‘Me too’ and sit on the caller’s lap. If several people jump up, they must sit on each other’s laps on top of the caller. The game leader asks everyone to go back to their original places and the ‘caller’ must try again to come up with a unique fact or characteristic. When she manages it, it’s the turn of the next girl in the circle to be the caller.

This game can be extended by asking for characteristics which are shared by everyone else in the group.

Discussion points could include:

  • was it difficult to find something that was unique to you?
  • in real life, when do we like to feel unique and different and when do we like to feel similar to others?
  • if there are things that were common to the group, would they be common to everyone in the world?

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

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2 adults needed