Girl power!

Includes: Indoors, Arts and crafts, Equality

Activity time:
30 mins

Age:
4+

Cost:
Low
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Success is in the stars

This creative game encourages girls to think about their identity and the future.

Overview

  1. In small groups, get the girls to draw and cut out a large star.
  2. Encourage the groups to share positive thoughts about what it means to be a girl.
    • Rainbows: Get them to write, with help if necessary, their thoughts on being a girl on one side of their star. On the other side, they should list or draw all the fun things a girl can do.
    • Brownies: Ask them to write their thoughts on being a girl on one side of the star. On the other side, ask them to write or draw what it will mean to be a woman when they are grown up.
    • Guides and The Senior Section: Ask your girls to answer the following questions. What does it mean to be a girl today? How has this changed over the last 50 or 100 years? How would you like it to change in future? Ask them to write their answers on their stars.
  3. Being a girl can also mean thinking of the challenges that girls around the world encounter. Encourage Guides to take a look at Go For It! Breaking Barriers to explore the obstacles to achieving their full potential that can be faced by girls.
  4. Using the list of words and ideas written on their stars, ask the girls to create an advert that they can show to another unit or section. They could do this on paper, or try creating a video or stop-motion animation instead. Look online for inspiring campaigns.

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

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2 adults needed